Supporting Children’s Language & Literacy Development
On May 18th, Dr. Carol Scheffner Hammer delivered a presentation about Supporting Children’s Language & Literacy Development at TULLL. Dr. Hammer is the professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research addresses four interrelated areas that focus on young children’s school readiness and academic outcomes. These include: trajectories of children’s language and literacy development; environmental and cultural influences on children’s development; assessment of children’s language abilities; and interventions that promote children’s language and literacy development. Dr. Hammer has a particular interest in bilingual children and children from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds.
Download the slides：Supporting Children’s Language & Literacy Development
Learning through Play
The Lego foundation works with TULLL to redefine play and learning. We hope to build a future which can empower children to become creative and participatory lifelong learners through “learning through play”. Nowadays, children are living in a world of rapid change and immense global challenge, which will inevitably affect their future life. The vision of becoming lifelong learners is more important than ever before.
In this leaflet, we share our view of play as an important vehicle for children’s learning and about how playful experiences support children in developing the critical skills to serve themselves, their communities and society through out their lives. What reality looks like for children shall inevitably vary dramatically according to time, culture and other contextual factors, but the deep understanding that comes from an effective learning experiences will no doubt help prepare them for navigating any future.
Our hope is to bring together voices from across the wider community of passionate advocates and educators promoting learning through play in children’s lives. Together, we can create a powerful platform for advocating learning through play around the globe.
Download Learning Through Play in pdf version: Learning through Play leaflet
Global Citizenship Education Curriculum Design
On December 14th 2017，Professor Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor for the Practice of International Education, Director of Global Education Innovation Initiative, and Harvard University’s Director of International Education Policy Program, visited Tsinghua University Lab for Lifelong Learning. Reimers conducted a workshop on the theme of “Global Citizenship Education Curriculum Design”。
In this activity, school leaders and teachers were welcomed to design and plan curriculum that was aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the use of a tool developed by Professor Reimers, and to engage them in the development of curriculum which could be directly applied within the context of a school.
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