Application are now open for the next Northern Alliance Play Pedagogy Collaborative.

The Aim of the Play Pedagogy Collaborative Enquiry Programme is “To improve outcomes for children and young people by deepening and strengthening understanding of Play Pedagogy through a process of Collaborative Enquiry.” 

The programme is centred on the National Model for Professional Learning, which deepens knowledge and understanding; is underpinned by both research and enquiry; is informed by collaboration and discussion with other professionals. 

This reflects the GTCS Standards for Career-long Professional Learning

“The professional commitment of teachers in Scotland is to lead learning through:  developing deep knowledge of learning and teaching;  critically examining how our teaching impacts on learners; and  using evidence Collaboratively to inform teacher judgement and next steps for learners.” 

At the heart of the National Model for Professional Learning is the relationship between our learning, our learners’ learning – and the impact they have on each other. These are deeply interconnected. 

By the end of the programme, participants will be in a position to independently apply for GTCS professional recognition  of a Play Pedagogy Collaborative Enquiry or independently apply for an Open Badge through the SSSC.  

The programme is open to all practitioners within the Northern Alliance from Early Learning and Childcare, Primary and Secondary establishments. Participants will decide on their own line of Enquiry in response to their own unique contexts and interests.

If you are interested in participating in the Collaborative Enquiry programme, please complete an Application. Closing date for applications – Tuesday 6th June, 2023

View the Case Studies from the 2021-22 Programme here

View the Participant Handbook here

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