Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Assists students in their understanding and appreciation of play as a valuable pursuit in childhood and as a means of achieving optimal development within their social contexts. Students will be given the opportunity to explore the elements of suitable play environments and the role of play materials in enabling children to explore their world and represent and reflect upon their experiences.
|Objectives||As a result of participating in this course, students will be expected to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of the importance of play in the development of the child;
2. critically evaluate play materials and play environments;
3. observe and identify the types of play children engage in;
4. demonstrate knowledge of the important role educators and families have in facilitating children's play;
5. demonstrate knowledge of current issues in the area of children's play and development;
6. foster inclusive play environments.
|Content||* Historical and contemporary theories of play
* The role of play in fostering growth and development
* Current issues and practices
* The role of educators, families and children in play experiences
* Planning, implementation and evaluation of play experiences, materials and environments
? Creating materials and resources for play.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Field Study
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term