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Unit of Study TCHR5001 - Play and Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education (2023)

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

identify and analyse the role of play in learning and examine the challenges pertaining to play and pedagogies

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

analyse the relationships between the philosophy, theory and pedagogy to learning environment for all young children (birth – 5 years)

critically reflect on personal philosophy to play and pedagogies for learning and teaching as an early childhood professional

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Prescribed Texts
  • Robinson, C, Treasure, T, O'Connor, D, Neylon, G, Harrison, C, Wynne, S.,, 2018, Learning Through Play, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne. ISBN: 9780190304829.
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