Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010
This course will develop students' understanding and appreciation of play as a valuable pursuit in childhood and as a means of achieving optimal educational development . Students will be given the opportunity to observe, plan, teach and evaluate play frames and experiences in early childhood sites 0 - 5 yrs.
Professional Experience: this course has a compulsory professional experience component including 5 rolling days and a full time block placement of 15 days.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of play;
2. Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of theories of play;
3. Critically evaluate play materials and play environments;
4. Observe and identify the types of play children engage in;
5. Observe, plan, implement and evaluate a range of play experiences;
6. Recognise the emergent curriculum as an integral part of the planning process in early childhood.
This course contains:
- play and learning praxis
- classical, modern and contemporary theories of play
- suitability and safety of play environments
- the role of play materials in enabling children to explore their world
- a variety of observation techniques and planning formats
- curriculum approaches across early childhood
EDUC1045, PUBH2020 & LING1100
Modes of Delivery
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term