School Of Education

Play Development and LearningWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101647.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100316 - Play Development and Learning

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1671 Bachelor of Social Science (Pathway to Early Childhood Teaching); 1672/1673 Master of Teaching (Birth - 12 Years); 1691 Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 / Birth - 12 Years); or 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth 5 - / Birth - 12). Students must have completed Child Protection training and signed a Prohibited Employment Declaration or Working with Children Check.

About this Unit
In 2015 this unit replaced by 102104 Theorising Play. An in-depth knowledge and awareness of the nature and context of growth, development and learning within the early childhood years is essential for early childhood educators. This unit will provide a framework for understanding developmentally appropriate practices, and act as a foundation for future study in early childhood. The main focus of this unit will be the play, development and learning of children from Birth-12 years as well as interconnectedness of these key areas. Socio-cultural perspectives in understanding children's development, play, and learning will be emphasized within the unit. An integral part of this unit will be the focus on inquiry, emphasizing a critical approach to play, development and learning, and based upon consideration of diverse perspectives and theoretical orientations. Students will have the opportunity to implement their new learnings in an early childhood setting. This unit includes 10 days of field experience for students in the Bachelor of Social Science Pathway to Early Childhood Studies. Students completing this unit as part of the Master of Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12 Years will be able to use their existing Mteach placement to meet the assessment requirements of this unit.

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1708.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING


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