EC-207 : Play As Learning

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Early Childhood Education
Subject:
Early Childhood Education
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
This course provides an overview of the role and value of play in child development and learning. Students will examine stages of children's play and learn how play reflects and enhances social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Topics include various perspectives on the meaning of play, current theories about play, research on children's play, and the role of play during various stages of development, from infancy through the school-age years. Students will design an appropriate play environment for early childhood classrooms. They will demonstrate ability to assess children' play skills and adapt activities to support and facilitate symbolic representation through play. 3 credits PREREQUISITES: EC 200, EC 201.