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Learning through Play in Early Childhood - EDEC1006

Year - 2018

An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the nature, context and role of play in the lives of children from birth to five years is essential for early childhood teachers. This unit enables students to develop knowledge of children's play, and skills in observing, guiding and supporting young children as they develop and learn through play. Students will recognise every child's right to play and become advocates for the value of play in early childhood. They will be introduced to a range of traditional and contemporary theories of play and play-based pedagogy and will apply these to examples of early childhood practice. Students will develop awareness of the relevance of social, cultural and physical contexts for children's play and begin to explore their role as early childhood teachers in supporting children's play.

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week over 12 weeks

2000wd online postings (40%), 1500wd report (30%), 75min exam (30%).




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Amanda Niland
HECS Band: 1
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