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Fiona Kirkland

Fiona Kirkland

Play Pedagogy Officer, Play Scotland
As Play Pedagogy Officer at Play Scotland and a dedicated advocate for children’s right to play, Fiona works with schools and educators to develop a play agenda in educational settings. She leads the Play Scotland Play Pedagogy Award, which aims to embed play pedagogy in schools across Scotland. She also assists in various projects, including those addressing play sufficiency and place standards. She offers training sessions on play theory and play pedagogy to help educators gain an understanding of the vital role of play in children’s learning and development and is part of a team developing a new national qualification on play pedagogy. Fiona has worked in early years establishments and schools in different Local Authorities across Scotland and has qualifications in Early Education and Childcare, holds a BA in Childhood Practice from University of Dundee and is currently studying part-time for the Early Years Pedagogue MEd at Strathclyde University.
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