Play and Learning in Early Childhood (EDEC1004)


An in-depth knowledge and awareness of the nature and context of the play of infants, toddlers and young children is essential for early childhood educators. This unit enables students to observe and understand children's play and to provide a framework for planning developmentally appropriate play-based learning experiences.

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1x1-hr lecture/wk, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk


1500wd essay (25%) and 2500wd report (45%) and workshop presentation with 2000wd report (30%)

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