Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
ED11410
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  Written assignment on the importance of children's play (2500 words). The assignment will be assembled gradually during the process of the module through a series of written tasks, this will be shared with other students to gain formative feedback on the written sections. Written assignment on the importance of children?s play (2500 words) The assignment will be assembled gradually during the process of the module through a series of written tasks, this will be shared with other students to gain formative feedback on the written sections   100%
Supplementary Assessment Supplementary assignment  Written assignment with the choice of two titles. New assignment questions will be provided.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of play in children'r learning (social, emotional and cognitive development).

Critically evaluate the role of the adult within children'r play

Apply gender and cultural perspectives to children'r play.

Form coherent arguments about the ways in which children'r play can be supported, including through the student'r own practice and through social policies.

Demonstrate a competent use of relevant source material.

Brief description

This module 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 module examines how play contributes to children's development; different kinds of play; and approaches to supporting and intervening in play.
module investigates how and why children play. Understanding play can help parents, carers and people working with families to support children'r learning and social development.

The module examines how play contributes to children's development; different kinds of play; and approaches to supporting and intervening in play.

Content

Lectures will be based on the following topics:

1. An introduction to play (defining play)
2. The importance of play (cognitive)
3. The importance of play (social and emotional development)
4. Cognitive developmental accounts of play: Piaget and Vygotsky (could be in two)
5. Role of the adult
6. Gender and play
7. Cross-cultural perspectives and play
8. Approaches to therapeutic play
9. Play education and Social policy relating to play
10. Summary Module evaluation

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics.
Communication Through contribution to class discussion. Students will need to develop both written and verbal communication in order to provide formative comments to peers.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through using tutor feedback on group and individual activities in class to develop written assignments. Through organisation of own assignment work.
Information Technology Through use of students’ own and the universities IT facilities for presentation of class and assessed work. Students will be encouraged to use resources provided on Blackboard.
Personal Development and Career planning The course will note the applications of play in education, child care, and other fields. Students will discuss their own career development in relation to the skills they are learning.
Problem solving Through critical evaluation of problems posed during the course.
Research skills Through finding information from the library and the Internet to prepare for written work and class discussions.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Through contribution to group activities and discussion. Formative peer feedback will be used within seminars to develop various forms of writing.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4