EAD110 - Play In Early Childhood
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|Last revision date||Jul 31, 2013 11:08:04 AM|
|Last review date||Jul 31, 2013 11:08:04 AM|
Play In Early Childhood
In this course, the student will explore the significance of play in the life of a young child. The focus will include an anthropological/cultural view of the role of play in human history, as well as the psychological, sociological, and physical experience of play to promote young children's holistic development. Students will make use of their practicum experience to reflect on play in a learning environment and to consider the priority of play in the overall framework of ones' curriculum theory/philosophy of education.
It is a required subject in the Bachelor of Child Development.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
- Examine and evaluate various definitions of play in relation to developmental psychology, anthropology, philosophy of education, and curriculum theory.
- Understand and articulate the role of play in the early years
- Analyze the role of play in inquiry, exploration, and formulating answers
- Examine the role of play in the socialization of young children
- Understand and advocate for the child's right to play
- Identify, deconstruct, and compare various cultural perspectives on play
- Compare and contrast various interpretations of the notion of "learning through play"
- Identify and evaluate particular theories (theorists) and approaches to practice (practitioners) discussed in class
- Understand and describe the concepts of technologization and commodification of play in a critical argument
- Create relevant curriculum plans that promote play
- Articulate the roles of power and hierarchy in play
- Summarize the value of play in adulthood by synthesizing their theoretical learnings and experiences (reflective practice).
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