We are the Play Learning Lab, run by Dr. Angela Pyle at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto.

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Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study

45 Walmer Road, Room 320
Toronto, ON M5R 2X2

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Research

A continuum of play-based learning  

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Play-literacy in kindergarten

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Constructing an integrated assessment framework for play-based kindergarten education 

While using play-based pedagogies to promote student learning during this critical developmental period, teachers must be continually assessing for students’ learning. A central challenge facing kindergarten teachers is the integration of assessment within play-based learning contexts. There is no comprehensive framework to support teachers’ use of assessment within academically-driven, play-based learning contexts. Our research directly responds to the challenge of developing an assessment framework, that integrates academic standards and play-based developmental pedagogies, germane to Canadian educational contexts.