ACE

AP5823: The Importance of Play

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 4hr(s) Lectures
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To provide a working knowledge of the theories, importance and function of play.
Module Content: Psychoanalytic, psychotherapeutic and behavioural understandings of play, types of play, Partan's stages of play and playful parenting.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Outline the different theories of play
  • Describe, explain and illustrate the emergence, types and stages of play
  • Demonstrate the function of play and its effects on children's overall development - physical, emotional, social, intellectual and creative
  • Train parents to effectively and affectively engage playfully with their children
  • Integrate the role of play in children's development into the co-creational approach of the course
  • Evaluate their own experiences of play when children themselves play and elucidate their present attitude to play.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word case study).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40% 80% attendance which is monitored by a class register.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by Module Coordinator).

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