EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II (FOEDU)

Semester 1 (ONC)Toowoomba (WEB)Toowoomba

Units 1.0 (070101) Band 5

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: http://www.childcomm.qld.gov.au/employment/bluecard/informationSheets.html


Play resides as a central theme within the course, and students examine the role of play as integrative in the curriculum. To this end, they are engaged in exploring children's thinking and communication, to develop-in-depth skills in the documentation, and interpretation of play. Further to this, students explore how children's play can be scaffolded and evaluated within a play-based, integrated curriculum. Models of curriculum are explored, particularly as they apply to contemporary early years contexts. The nature of the 'integrated curriculum' is examined, both theoretically, and in its practical applications, both in Australia and internationally. Students examine a range of curriculum traditions, and compare them to recent constructions of children and childhood. 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.