EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy I
Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010
Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year’s professional experience courses in order to enrol in this course. Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.
This course will introduce play as a vehicle for learning and seeks to introduce students to appropriate practice in programming in early childhood contexts. This course considers play in a developmental perspective and investigates types of play, general patterns of play, general characteristics of play and appropriate play materials. The course also considers the creation of motivating and challenging play environments and the way that creativity and inquiry develops through play. Aspects such as gender and culture are also considered in prior to school settings. A 15 day professional experience placement is attached to this course. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the EXT or WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.