"We need to talk about play"
Join Sinéad McCauley Lambe and Clara Fiorentini of Marino Institute of Education for an exciting twin webinar series on the role of play in the primary classroom.
Playful learning is a fundamental necessity in the primary classroom and can be incorporated into many of our teaching and learning experiences.
Both webinars will explore some of the many purposeful opportunities learning through play and playful methodologies across the school day. Participants will explore a range of effective, practical strategies to extend and consolidate curricular learning through play. Join us and explore how to enrichen your practice - the playful way!
Playful learning is a fundamental necessity in the primary classroom.
Clara Maria Fiorentini is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in English Methods and Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining MIE, Clara taught for eleven years in Dominican Primary School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin throughout which time she developed a keen interest in literacy development and playful pedagogy. Clara completed a Masters in Children’s Literature at DCU and is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin and is researching early literacy development and transitions to formal literacy learning. The face behind the popular Irish teaching blog www.claramariafiorentini.com, Clara is also an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland and is co-author of Ireland’s first multisensory phonics programme, Sounds Like Phonics (CJ Fallon, 2019).
Sinéad McCauley Lambe is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining MIE, Sinéad taught for eleven years in St. Vincent’s Infant Boys’ school in North William Street. Here, Sinéad moved into resource teaching and worked with children with ASD and those experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. It was this work that ignited Sinéad’s interest in educational disadvantage, motor development and early intervention. Sinéad completed a Masters Educational Disadvantage in DCU and is currently a PhD candidate there. Her research interests include infant motor development and emergent handwriting development. Sinéad is an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland.