Flexible Learning That Enhances Your Potential
Micro-credential certification in Play and Learning in Early Childhood (BEd)
This course is about children's play and how it may be used effectively in early childhood programmes. It introduces students to the theories that regard play as the medium of learning and the value of play in young children’s development. The general characteristics of play, its developmental aspects, the types and patterns of play as well as appropriate play materials are explored. Ways for fostering healthy living, creative expression, communication, cognitive competence and social emotional learning are considered. Also examined are the roles of the adult in setting up motivating and challenging play environments and in supporting play through interactions with the children.
This programme is designed, delivered, assessed and awarded by SEGi University through the Africa Open Learning Platform.
- Overview of Play in Early Childhood
- History and Theories of Play
- Types of Play and their Benefits
- The Changing Nature of Play
- Factors that influence Play
- Current Issues
- The Pedagogy of Play
- Integrating Play and the Early Childhood Curriculum
- Documentation of play
Coursework 1 - 20%
Coursework 2 - 40%
Quiz - 10%
Report - 30%
- Bachelor of Education (Honours)
- Master of Education by Research
- Master of Education by Coursework
School leavers who want to get a head start before joining an academic programme or a working adults who want to upskill or learn a specific skill; work with rapidly changing technology; and/or acquire specialised skills sought after by employers.