Play, Pedagogy and Learning
Your upfront cost: $0
- 11 Jul 2022
QS RANKING 2022
Times Higher Education Ranking 2022
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- 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.
- Module 1: What is play? Introduction to Play
- Loose Parts Theory
- Sand and water play
- Block play and woodworking
- Quiet Play
- Dramatic Play
- Manipulative Play
- Module 2: Play and the curriculum
- Creative Arts
- Maths and Science
- Module 3: Play and the EC
- Educator Inclusive play
- Subject Review
No eligibility requirements
No additional requirements
The importance of play is recognised as being integral to young childrens learning and development and is therefore, embedded within the Early Years Learning Framework. This subject 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 subject is particularly relevant to students specialising in the early years, and those seeking an early childhood perspective of pedagogy and childrens learning.
- Direct Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs) (%)
- Play and EC educators (50%)
- Individual poster and rationale (50%)
Current study term: 10 Jul 22 to 16 Oct 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.