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21TRA120 Playful Literacy

21TRA120 Playful Literacy


Twin webinar: March 11th and March 18th 2021 @ 3.30 p.m. 

Literacy development depends upon the knowledge, dispositions and conceptual understandings that children develop through play. Join Sinéad McCauley Lambe and Clara Fiorentini of Marino Institute of Education for an exciting webinar on playful literacy. Suited to infant teachers, early childhood practitioners and anyone with a passion for playful pedagogy, this webinar will explore some of the many purposeful opportunities for literacy development through play.
Participants will explore a range of effective, practical strategies to create and extend the development of emergent reading, emergent writing and oral language through play. Enrichen your playful learning environments and enhance your playful practice by inviting children to play in literate ways!



Clara Fiorentini - Marino Institute of Education


Clara Maria Fiorentini is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in English Methods and Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining MIE, Clara taught for eleven years in Dominican Primary School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin throughout which time she developed a keen interest in literacy development and playful pedagogy. Clara completed a Masters in Children’s Literature at DCU and is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin and is researching early literacy development and transitions to formal literacy learning. The face behind the popular Irish teaching blog, Clara is also an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland and is co-author of Ireland’s first multisensory phonics programme, Sounds Like Phonics (CJ Fallon, 2019).

Sinead McCauley Lambe - Marino Institute of Education


Sinéad McCauley Lambe is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining MIE, Sinéad taught for eleven years in St. Vincent’s Infant Boys’ school in North William Street. Here, Sinéad moved into resource teaching and worked with children with ASD and those experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. It was this work that ignited Sinéad’s interest in educational disadvantage, motor development and early intervention. Sinéad completed a Masters Educational Disadvantage in DCU and is currently a PhD candidate there. Her research interests include infant motor development and emergent handwriting development.


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Course Properties

Course date 11-03-2021 3:30 pm
Course End Date 11-03-2021 4:30 pm
Cut off date 11-03-2021 2:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Clara Fiorentini and Sinéad McCauley Lambe of Marino Institute of Education
Number Hours 1
Location Online

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