The Humanitarian Leadership Academy are delighted to share a new Education in Emergencies (EiE) Online course on Kaya: Learning through Play in EiE! 

The new Learning through Play in EiE course looks at the concept and benefits of learning through play, particularly in emergencies, its key components, how to implement it, and the systems support needed to effectively do so. 

“In emergencies children need access to education which not only allows them to continue learning, but also offers psychosocial support and develops a holistic set of skills, including social-emotional learning, which helps them recover and thrive. For practitioners supporting education in emergencies responses, Learning through Play is a practical and effective approach which offers this.” 

 – Arlo Kitchingman, Learning Solutions Specialist (EiE focal point) at the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. 

After completing the course, you will be able to:  

  • Describe the concept and the holistic benefits of Learning through Play, particularly in emergency contexts 
  • Explain how the key components of Learning through Play – environment, resources, practitioners, and parents – can be mobilised and supported in different settings to enable and promote it 
  • Recognise the importance of an enabling and supportive policy environment to effectively implement Learning through Play in emergencies and some strategies for promoting this 
  • Reflect on the application of Learning through Play to your context and work 

This free online course was developed in partnership with the LEGO Foundation and is part of the EiE Online series endorsed by Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE).

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