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Edec 604: Function & Theory of Play in ECE


The purpose of this course is to establish a research base and a theoretical framework for play as it functions in early childhood settings, as well as to review research related to children’s play in the early years. The course is designed for master’s students in early childhood education. Topics include: (a) theories of children's play; (b) play and development; (c) individual differences in play; (d) play in diverse cultures; (e) adult involvement in play; (f) observing play; (g) play environments; and (h) play and education.

3 Credits

Instruction Type(s)

  • Lecture: Lecture for Edec 604
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