|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Written assignment 1 (1500 words)||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Written assignment 2 (1500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Written assignment 1 All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment questions will be given Written assignment on psychology of play (1500 words)||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Written assignment 2 All failed elements of the assessments must be retaken if the students average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40 % New assignment questions will be given Written assignment on sociology of play (1500 words)||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of play to children's social, emotional and cognitive development.
Apply gender and cultural perspectives to case studies or observations of children's play.
Critically evaluate different approaches to therapeutic play.
Form coherent arguments about of the ways in which children's play can be supported, including though the student's own practice and through social policies.
Demonstrate a competent use of relevant source material.
The course examines how play contributes to children's development; different kinds of play; and approaches to supporting and intervening in play, including through play therapy.
1. Play and development (physical, emotional, social and cognitive)
2. Types of play 1
3. Types of play 2
4. Cross cultural perspectives 1
5. Cross cultural perspectives 2
6. Gender and play
7. Intervening in play : the role of the adult
8. Approaches to therapeutic play
9. Approaches to therapeutic play
10. Social policy relating to play
Seminars will be based on the following topics:
1. The importance of play
2. Encouraging play
3. Diversity in play
5. The role of the adult
This module is at CQFW Level 4