Play-Based Pedagogy – Half Day Workshop

Professional development (PD) Canterbury

Posted: 20 December 2019
Notice reference #: 1HA4Ev

In Search of Excellence – WHY do we believe in the power of learning through play?

Early childhood and primary combined half day workshop

WHY – do we think this is an important area of teaching practice to explore?    To get some answers to the following questions!

  • Are we hitting the mark with play-based learning?
  • Do both sectors of early years education have a shared understanding of what play-based pedagogy really means?

 HOW – will we facilitate this shared learning experience?

  • By looking upstream at teaching practice, rather than downstream at what children are doing.
  • By exploring the importance of observing children’s actions and behaviours to determine potential learning while at play.
  • By exploring the various theories behind play-based pedagogy.

 WHAT – will we learn together?

  • An understanding of each sector’s curriculum documents – New Zealand Curriculum and Te Whāriki.
  • The importance of understanding HOW things are taught rather than WHAT is taught.
  • Discover the levels of playfulness.

Events summary


13 March 2020 – 13 March 2020

Further information

Contact: Liz Depree

 (021) 889 341