Are you looking to infuse Loose Parts in your early childhood ecosystem?

The Loose Parts Method is a revolutionary new approach to early childhood education. It’s based on the simple idea that children learn through play and that by giving them access to a variety of Loose Parts, they can explore their world in an infinite number of ways.

With this course, you’ll set the stage to design your own Loose Parts ecosystem that supports children’s play, creativity, and innovative capacities. You’ll have everything you need to start, from lesson plans to activity ideas.

Module 1 Curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Welcome to Playful Transformation - Loose Parts Educational Philosophy

    3. Getting Started

    4. How is the Course Organized?

    5. The Principles of Loose Parts

    6. Playful Transformation Loose Parts Workbook - Part 1

    1. Loose Parts Educational Philosophy - Video

    2. Loose Parts in Action!

    3. Setting the Stage

    4. Playful Transformation - Loose Parts Principles Video

    5. Playful Transformation Principles - Aesthetics

    6. Playful Transformation Principles - Authenticity

    7. Playful Transformation Principles - Dynamic

    8. Playful Transformation Principles - Praxis

    9. Playful Transformation Principles - Equity

    10. Playful Transformation Principles - Critical Reflection

    11. Loose Parts in Action

    1. Let the Children Play

    2. Overview of Play

    3. Definition of Play

    4. Play and Child Development Video

    5. Play Equity

    6. Play and Child Development

    7. Types of Play

    8. The Reasons Play is Important - A Helpful List

    9. Play and Loose Parts

    10. The Importance of Adult Play

    1. Creating a Sense of Belonging

    2. Play and Belonging

    1. Analyzing Our Beliefs and Values

    2. Beliefs About Children - Creating an Image of Children

    1. Introductory Video

    2. Introduction to Early Learning Theories Made Visible

    3. John Dewey's Educational Philosophy

    4. Friedrich Froebel

    5. Abraham Maslow - Hierarchy of Needs

    6. Jean Piaget - Cognitive Development Theory

    7. Erik Erikson - Psychosocial Development

    8. Lev Vygotsky - Sociocultural Theory

    9. Global Diverstiy

    10. Cultural Theories and Pedagogies

    11. Conversations About Play Equity

    12. Louise Derman-Sparks and Julie Olson Edwards - Anti-Bias Education

    13. Culturally Sustainable Pedagogy

    14. Zaretta Hammond - Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain

    15. Dr. Leticia Nieto - Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment

    16. Vivian Gussin Paley

    17. More Voices

    18. Copy of Theories and Philosophies to Support Loose Part Play

    19. Copy of Historical Influences:

    20. Copy of Current Influences

Setting the Stage! Introduction to Loose Part Method - From Theory to Practice

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Setting the Stage! Introduction to Loose Part Method