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Unit of Study TCHR1002 - Play and Pedagogies in the Early Years (2021)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

introduce types of play in learning, history, theories of, and challenges to, play-based pedagogy

demonstrate how a play-based pedagogy can be justified

analyse key issues pertaining to the role of play in learning

discuss the diversity of approaches to curriculum and pedagogy utilised in early childhood education and care, and how they position children, teachers and parents

analyse the relationships between philosophy, theory and pedagogy to learning environments for young children (birth-8 years)

critically reflect on their personal approach to learning and teaching, the challenges they face and the learning competencies they need to achieve to succeed in their study and career as an early childhood professional.

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