TEAC 2005 Play in the Lives of Children

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102670

Coordinator Prathyusha Sanagavarapu Opens in new window

Description This unit focuses on analysing the changing nature, contexts and multiple perspectives on children's play. Drawing upon classical and contemporary theories, it examines how educators can facilitate young children's development, authentic learning and wellbeing in prior-to-school contexts as they play. Students will apply their knowledge of theories of play pedagogy and the principles of The Early Years Learning Framework to consolidate their understandings of the importance of play for children birth to 5 years. Students will further develop skills in observing and analysing children's play and plan play experiences for young children.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Students must satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness Training, have Working with Children Check certification and ASCIA anaphylaxis training prior to undertaking visits in an early childhood setting.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 10% each; 45 minutes for each quiz 20 N Individual
Critical review 1,600 words (400 words for each reading) 40 N Individual
Portfolio 1,500 words 40 N Individual

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