Play as Inquiry

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Play as Inquiry by Mind Map: Play as Inquiry

1. 13) Celebration 10 sec

1.1. Make it clear that everyone was an amazing participant and helped the facilitation be a success.

1.2. Curious George will say "Well done" and play the drums to celebrate!

2. 12) Inspiration 30 sec.

2.1. A quote from James Collins to remind us to keep the curious playful spirit of children always alive in ourselves!

3. 11) Evaluation 30 sec.

3.1. Did we achieve our purpose?

4. 10) Conclusion 30 sec

4.1. Show the participants the journey of this facilitation: from our image of the child to how play as inquiry can develop inquirers who learn how to learn through play.

5. 9) Reflection 30 sec

5.1. Use the thinking routine - I used to think and now I think (related to play)

5.2. Give participants the option to reflect to themselves, type in the chat or write on paper

6. 8)Experimentation 45 sec

6.1. On a collective Mural, provide images of play and participants will be invited to match the types of play to the correspondent examples

7. 7) Presentation 45 sec

7.1. Go through the 5 characteristics and the 4 types of play, as adopted by the IB from Unicef and LEgo Foundation; and relate the types to the modes of inquiry

8. 1) Salutation 15 sec

8.1. Intro slide on screen

8.2. Instrumental song "Upside down"

8.3. Greet everyone

9. 2) Protection 15 sec

9.1. Focus on the aspect of risk-taking and playing tonight

9.2. Display icons to indicate a mobile device could help, that it will be recorded and that it is also important to have paper and pen.

10. 3) Introduction 30 sec

10.1. Introduce myself as a mom and EY educator and play advocate for 16 years

10.2. Show relevance with the quote from the IB: “From birth, children are hands-on natural inquirers and learn through playful interactions with people and their environment”.

10.3. Introduce learning objective: Recognise aspects of what inquiry through play looks like.

11. 4) Activation 30 sec

11.1. Invite participants to describe the essence and dispositions of a child

11.2. Ask them to type in the word cloud - Children are...

12. 5) Conversation 1 min

12.1. Experiential learning for adult learners - In two breakout rooms, share their experience of when they were children.

12.2. What was your favourite kind of play?

12.3. Reflection: How could you support inquiry through that kind of play?

13. 6) Integration 45 sec

13.1. Back to the main room, ask one member from each team to share how the conversation was in the format of keywords to the chat.