Collaborative Play, using Lego, is an effective form of therapy for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties including depression, anxiety, aggression and social issues.
On this course, you will learn lots of interesting things about Lego and its therapeutic nature, but you will also specifically learn about Collaborative Lego set building; Freestyle building; Brick Club Rules; Brick Club Points; Brick Club Levels and Certificates; and The Role of the Adult Facilitator, to name but a few.
Having completed this course, you will be better able to:
Improve and sustain teaching and learning through play-based learning
Ensure teachers understand, appreciate and deploy a ‘Learning through Play’ methodology to classroom activities
Grow and cement concepts, skills and dispositions through play
Build key skills and confidence in the use of manipulatives for playful facilitation of curriculum, i.e. SSE and Wellbeing
Motivate, support and grow teachers to learn, understand and apply new approaches and methods across the broader integrated, skills curriculum
Provide teachers with the tools and support to confidently innovate and implement new approaches to learning in their classrooms
Have a positive influence on learner wellbeing achievement by enhancing lifelong learning skills for all learners using the Therapeutic Play principles, practices and pedagogy
Provide teachers with the skills to enhance children's physical, social and emotional literacy development
Develop the required skills of the future through practicing working collaboratively and creatively, whilst communicating clearly and thinking critically using Lego with Therapeutic Play
These skills will enable you to set up your own Lego Club, whether in school or after school and it will give you the confidence to run the club just the way it should.