This course provides a comprehensive view of Child’s Play and is designed for students who have a need to understand the fascinating and complex world of children’s play.
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Provide an overview of the history of play in terms of philosophy, practices and values that underlies children’s activities.
- Students will have comprehensive understanding of play intended to help prepare them for guiding children’s play in preschools, elementary schools, park systems, and research programs.
- Theoretical and practical approaches to promoting developmental integrated play and learning approaches across various age and developmental levels.
- Able to develop the ability to select appropriate materials and instructional strategies to meet students needs.
- Explore ways to create safe play environments for all children, and how to weave play into school curricula.
- Understand how Media and technology effects screen time on children’s development.
- Plays History: Ideas, Beliefs, and Activities
- Theory as Lenses on Children’s Play
- Neuroscience and Play Deprivation
- Play: Infants & Toddlers
- Play in the Preschool Years
- Play and the School Age Child
- Culture & Gender in Play
- Play and the Curriculum
- Creating Play Environment
- Play & Children with Disabilities
- Computers & Technology a Emerging Toys
- Play Environment
- Play & Disability
- Computers & Technology
- Introduction to Play Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Sand Play & Symbols
- Child Safety in Public Places
- Playwork in American & European Playgrounds
Available Course Sessions
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All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.
Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.