Online: Play-based language and literacy learning

A circle of happy kids — laying in star formation on lawn
Presented and moderated by Dr Margery Hertzberg and Dr Leonie Arthur. Play-based learning is seeing a resurgence in the classroom and is especially beneficial with literacy and language learning. This practical course will provide teachers with a range of strategies to plan for, scaffold and assess play-based language and literacy learning.

Practical strategies include language and literacy-enriched dramatic play, readers’ theatre, puppetry, story re-enactment and the creative arts. The role of teachers in advocating for play-based learning with families and the broader community is also addressed. 

This course is self-paced

Who should participate?

  • K–2 classroom teachers
  • Classroom teachers in early childhood education, pre-schools and care settings
  • EAL/D teachers with students across the primary grades.

Cost of participation:

Members      $100
Student members   $75
Non members    $150
   If you unavailable to attend these dates you can book here for the second iteration which starts on July 12th :   Online: Play-based language and literacy learning (
31/05/2021 - 15/07/2021
Online registration not available.