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EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood


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 ONLINE offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2014 Online