Relationship between Play and Learning: Perspectives of Parents and Children

Relationship between Play and Learning: Perspectives of Parents and Children

Date & Time

04 August 2015, 14:00 - 04 August 2015, 15:00

Venue

NIE, Singapore

Department

Early Childhood & Special Needs Education (ECSE)
NIE

Events Details

Abstract

The "learning through play" principle which has been enshrined in the Western world and many other non-Western countries including Singapore advocates that play is vital to children's development and learning. However, with the elusive definition of play and differing theories of children's learning, the ideological and theoertical relationship between play and learning continues to be debated in the Early Childhood community.

About the Speaker

Dr. Raudhah Yahya is a Singaporean living in Canada. She received Bachelor of Science from National University of Singapore and Postgraduate Diploma in Education from National Institute of Education (Singapore). Her teaching experience involves engaging students with a range of learning needs and abilities. After obtaining her Diploma and MA in Early Childhood, she continued to pursue her interest in Early Childhood and has recently been awarded Doctor of Education from The University of Sheffield (UK). Dr. Raudhah works with young children in a non-profit childcare centre in Canada which offers programs for integration of special needs children. She shares her research, ideas and perspectives in conferences, seminars and guest talks. Her research interests include play pedagogy, home-school discourses, inclusive practices, children’s thinking and teachers’ beliefs and practices.

For registration, please email ecseproj@nie.edu.sg by 31 July 2015.