Promoting Play and Play-Based Learning during Foundational Stage

TypeOpen for all


OrganiserGINTL India | NCERT

TopicsIndo-Finnish Collaboration

The department of Elementary Education at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is holding a series of webinars on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) under the MoU between NCERT and National Agency of Education (EDUFI) and GINTL, Finland. This webinar concentrates on play-based learning.

NCERT and GINTL India present: Webinar series on early childhood education and care

The second webinar of the series concentrates on play-based learning in India and Finland. We will hear presentations from both contexts on the topic.


All times according to Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00).


Welcome address  

  • Prof. Suniti Sanwal, Prof. & Head, DEE
  • Dr. Leena Halttunen, Head of Department of Education at University of Jyväskylä, Finland  


Perspectives on play-based learning in early childhood education

  • Dr. Merja Koivula,   Senior Lecturer, Department of Education,  Jyväskylä, Finland


Jaadui Pitara- A Collection of Teaching Learning Material

  • Prof. Suniti Sanwal, Prof. & Head, Department of Early Education


Toy-based Pedagogy  

  • Prof. Ranjana Arora,   Head, DCS&D


Barkha: A reading series for ‘All’ based on UDL and Inclusive Education

  • Prof. Anupam Ahuja (Retd.), NCERT  


Concluding remarks and Vote of thanks

  • Prof. Suniti Sanwal, Prof. & Head, DEE


Webinar is open for all. Participants can join the livestream on YouTube.

Webinar Recording

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