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Innovations in Play-Based Learning in Early Childhood
Emily Coppel, BRAC
This session will explore innovative early learning interventions that incorporate play as a powerful tool for educational development. Experts will present various modalities that have the potential to yield high impact in Early Childhood Development (ECD) through scale. The session will feature three scalable approaches to play-based early learning in developing and developed contexts. These include: a social enterprise in Kenya that certifies caregivers for play-based ECD in slum settings; a foundation and non-profit partnership to scale up community-based Play Labs in Bangladesh, Uganda, and Tanzania; and a national scale-up of a research-based approach to learning through play in Poland.
Africa, Asia, community, Education, impact, innovation, scale, social enterprise, sustainability
BRAC, Erum Mariam, Director of the BRAC University Institute of Educational Development
Mirjam Shoening, Director, Learning through Play in Early Childhood, LEGO Foundation (proposed moderator for the panel) Afzal Habib, Co-Founder and Chief Imagination Officer, Kidogo Innovations David Whitebread, Director, Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL), Cambridge University
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN