2010 Course Handbook
ECH113: Play and Inquiry in Early Childhood
This unit examines the role of play and inquiry in children's learning and development. Students develop an understanding of the characteristics of, and theoretical approaches to, play and inquiry in early childhood; and explore how environments, resources and teaching techniques can be structured to facilitate children's active and meaningful engagement in the learning process. The unit details relationships between children's play and inquiry across the range of developmental and curriculum areas, and provides students with practical opportunities to engage in and analyse experiences which foster learning in early childhood. Students should begin to develop an understanding of their role as teachers in diverse early childhood settings, and how play and inquiry can be used to cater for children with diverse educational and cultural learning styles.
D1 - Day; Offered in the first half-year
X1 - External study; Offered in the first half-year (Session Dates: 12-13 April)
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Sheila Degotardi|
Institute of Early Childhood
|People or Planet:||People|
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