Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773
This online Early Childhood Education and Play module is a 15 credit module which makes up part of the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education
On successful completion of this early childhood education and play module, learners will be able to:
1 Outline the types, stages patterns and purposes of children’s play
2 Describe a range of theories of play in the context of children’s education to include Psychoanalytic theories (Freud, Winnicott) and Constructivist theories (Piaget, Vygotsky)
3 Evaluate the role of the adult in children’s play
4 Explore a child lead approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children
5 Describe different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting
6 Assess the value of equipment, materials, play spaces, both indoors and outdoor in the ECCE setting
7 Use a range of reading and storytelling techniques appropriate to different stages of children’s development and cultural background
8 Select relevant play activities and materials appropriate to children’s interest and stage of development and cultural background
9 Implement appropriate curricula which promotes learning and the holistic development of the child
10 Reflect on own role and responsibilities when supporting children in their play.
Skills Demonstration 40%
Following completion of this module, you will be awarded a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773).
You will also have one of the 6 mandatory QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education modules completed.
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