This unit can be taken as an elective in Education courses. It is not available as an elective in some other courses. Please check with your Faculty prior to enrolling in this unit.
The importance of play is recognised as being integral to young children's learning and development. This unit comprises of three modules, namely: What is play? Play and the curriculum; and Play and the early childhood (EC) practitioner. The concept, assessment and integration of play based learning will be investigated through readings, lectures and tutorial activities. This unit is particularly relevant to students specialising in the early years, and those seeking an early childhood perspective of pedagogy and children's learning.
|Unit name||Play, Pedagogy and Learning|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- Justify the role of play in children's development and learning.
- Critically analyse play based explorations.
- Evaluate and design play based explorations.
- Synthesise information in an appropriate style, which include the use of APA referencing and academic writing conventions.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Online students: Fully online with weekly tasks and readings
Task 1: Online Quiz, 15 – 20 minutes approximately (hurdle task)
Task 2: Individual A3 poster plan and 1400 words rationale (50% total)
Task 3: Essay, play and EC educators, 2000 words (50%)
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