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Playful learning


Playful learning refers to the use of games, toys and other elements of play to support learning.

It can be found in all sectors of education and has been with us ever since we moved away from Victorian methods of keeping quiet and copying from the chalkboard.

This module looks at ways we can adopt not just games themselves, but the underpinning notions that make games and play enjoyable and engaging in order to create effective learning opportunities that motivate learners to succeed.


Playful learning


After completing this module you will be able to:
- understand the role and place of games and playful learning in your practice
- develop vocational and transferable skills through the use of learning games

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - B2 : Teaching context: face-to-face

  • Use learning environment technologies to support teaching, e.g. electronic whiteboards, mobile devices.
  • Structure sessions so that different (practitioner-led and learner-led) digital activities jointly reinforce the learning objective.
  • Structure and manage content, collaboration and interaction in a digital environment.
  • Consider how practitioner-led digital interventions can best support the learning objective.
  • Reflect on the effectiveness and appropriateness of the digital teaching strategies chosen and flexibly adjust methods and strategies.
  • Experiment with and develop new formats and teaching methods (e.g. flipped classroom).
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12th April 2019
Tony Shakespeare

Would have liked to see the reasoning behind the solution to the activity as this could have been very instructional - e.g. why one scenario was seen as mastery, one as challenge, etc.  Report this review

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11th April 2019
Becki Lee

Very good videos to support concept  Report this review

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5th April 2019
Susanna Brandon

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25th March 2019
Darren Kirwin

This module really gets you thinking about the power of games (Gamification) and I especially like the resources section at then end of the module, which had some very interesting projects, games and ideas to get you started  Report this review

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11th March 2019
James Spivey

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3rd March 2019
Matthew Gordon

Multi-layered, multiple applications...and multiple uses in and out of the classroom.  Report this review

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1st March 2019
anthony bravo

Our Response: Glad this module met your expectations!
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