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Coping with Changes: Social-Emotional Learning Through Play

Lego Foundation via FutureLearn

Overview

Discover mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and SEL strategies

COVID-19 means children around the world must adjust to school closure, social distancing, school reopening (but looking different), and the probability of more school closures in future.

These changes will impact children’s academic outcomes as well as challenge their mental health and socio-emotional wellbeing, which forms the basis of their ability to learn.

On this course, you’ll explore the practical and emotional challenges facing children and discover learning through play and stress management strategies that can help.

You’ll also consider the potential long term effects of crises on a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.

This course is primarily designed for primary caregivers and teachers of young people.

The course will also be of interest to culture and social workers, artists, and humanitarian workers.

Syllabus

  • Welcome to 'Coping with Changes: Social-Emotional Learning through Play
    • Welcome to the "Coping with Changes" course
  • Foundations of Learning through Play
    • Foundations of Learning through Play
  • What we mean by social-emotional Learning through Play
    • What we mean by social emotional learning
    • Adversity/resilience
    • Identification of distress
    • What have we learned?
  • Coping with change and transition
    • Coping with change and transition
    • Adult roles in transitions
    • What have we learned?
  • Caring for yourself
    • Caring for yourself
    • What have we learned?
  • Caring for young children
    • Introduction
    • Early Childhood Development and Early Social-Emotional Development
    • Adult Roles in ECD
    • Learning through Play in ECD
    • What have we learned?
  • Caring for school-aged children
    • Middle Childhood
    • Learning through Play for middle childhood
    • What have we learned?
  • Caring for teens and adolescence
    • Caring for Teens and Adolescences
    • Adult Roles in Adolescence
    • What does Learning through Play look like with adolescents?
    • What have we learned?
  • Wrap up
    • Course Review

Taught by

Ole Kjær Thomasen

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  • This is true that still we are in COVID coping zone and trying to bring the kids out of it. this course sure is a great help, however, we also need to understand that now gradually the scene is changing and we must bring the kids out of COVID zone.

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