Strengthening the Capacity of Teachers on Play-Based Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa Posted on 26/07/2023 (17/10/2023) by David Waiganjo PUBLICATIONS RESOURCES // PUBLICATIONS Short Report Strengthening the Capacity of Teachers on Play-Based Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa July 2023 Quality early childhood education (ECE) can improve school readiness, positively influence learning outcomes, and increase primary and secondary school completion rates, particularly for marginalized children (1). Play is a valued and ever-present aspect of culture that has been found to promote positive learning experiences if fully utilized (2). Across Africa, play has been a key tool in children’s early socialization and development through songs, riddles, and games. Play is also a recognized tool for learning, which is reflected in policy commitments (3). However, teacher professional development does not always focus on building skills in play facilitation, a gap that warrants addressing. LtP approaches have been documented in several parts of Africa to improve learning outcomes for children. Still, there is a dearth of studies on how teachers’ competencies to facilitate LtP approaches confidently and effectively can be developed and supported. Download CONTRIBUTORS Post-Doctoral Research Scientist Silas Onyango Silas Onyango is a Post-doctoral Research Scientist in the Human… View Profile Research Officer Paul Otwate Paul leads on planning, implementation and evaluation of all Knowledge,… View Profile Research Officer Linda Oloo Linda is a research officer in the Maternal Child and… View Profile Research Scientist Margaret Nampijja Dr Margaret Nampijja is a developmental psychologist with a medical… View Profile Statistician Nelson Kipkoech Langat Nelson is responsible for data management and analysis in projects… View Profile Communications Officer Charity Waweru-Mwangi Charity Waweru-Mwangi is a Communications Officer in the Synergy Unit… View Profile Research Scientist Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo Patricia obtained a PhD in Psychology from the University of… View Profile SIMILAR PUBLICATIONS No content found.