Learning, Teaching and Play 1A

Subject 472-110 (2009)

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Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Lectures and tutorials totalling 18 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Kylie Anne Smith
Subject Overview:

This subject will explore the role of teachers in supporting learning and development for pre-school aged children using strategies that recognise young children as active participants in their own learning. It will provide an overview of the relationship between learning, play, and the quality of the teachers' interactions. Students will examine the role of observation and record keeping in supporting play-based learning. Students will be exposed to a range of curriculum strategies. This subject will develop linkages with Teaching and Professional Practice 1A.

Objectives: Information Not Available

A 2-hour examination.

Prescribed Texts:

Prescribed Texts:

  • Children, Play and Development (F Hughes), (2nd edn), Allyn & Bacon, 1995
  • Techniques for Teaching Young Children (G MacNaughton and G Williams), Melbourne, Addison Wesley and Longman, 1998
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

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