Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
ED10410
Module Title
Working with Play
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

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%

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

This course investigates how and why children play. Understanding play can help parents, carers and people working with families to support children's learning and social development.

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.

Content

Lectures will be based on the following topics:

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
4. Gender
5. The role of the adult

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4