Welcome to the course Learning Through Play in EiE!

This course is part of the full Education in Emergencies (EiE) Online Course

This unit will explore Learning Through Play in Emergencies in more depth, looking at what it is, why we should do it, how to implement it, and the enabling systems needed to effectively do so.

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 Is this course unit for me?

This course unit is primarily designed for education in emergencies (EiE) or education practitioners to support their understanding of Learning Through Play in EiE and how to implement it. It may also serve as a useful resource for those working in other areas but wanting to improve their understanding of the topic by diving into this intermediate-level content. This course unit links with other EiE Online units, but can also be used as a standalone learning product.

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 How will I benefit from this course unit?

On completion of this course unit you will be able to:

  • Describe the concept and the holistic benefits of Learning Through Play, particularly in emergency contexts

  • Explain how the key components of Learning Through Play - environment, resources, practitioners and parents - can be mobilised and supported in different settings to enable and promote it

  • Recognise the importance of an enabling and supportive policy environment to effectively implement Learning Through Play in emergencies and some strategies for promoting this 

  • Reflect on the application of Learning Through Play to your context and work

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 How long will it take?
 This course unit should take you around 8 hours to complete.

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 How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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 Will I get a badge or certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to claim your digital badge once you have completed the course and the interactive branching scenario activity.

The word START and a question mark in a circle How do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the 'Join course' button. This will take you through to the course content. You don't need to complete the course unit in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.