SRJC Course Outlines

5/20/2019 6:42:58 PMCHLD 217.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 217.1Title:  CONSTRUCTIVE PLAY  
Full Title:  Constructive Play
Last Reviewed:10/10/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHILD217.1

Catalog Description:
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This course offers an overview of the role of play in supporting cognitive, physical, language, social and emotional development in young children. Observation and planning methods will be explored and analyzed. The use of innovative, non-standard, materials for constructive play will be explored.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course offers an overview of the role of play in supporting cognitive, physical, language, social and emotional development in young children. Observation and planning methods will be explored and analyzed. The use of innovative, non-standard, materials for constructive play will be explored.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will:
1. Design age-appropriate activities to support play in early education settings.
2. Articulate a rationale for the importance of constructive play in early childhood.
3. Utilize observations in designing constructive play environments and curriculum.

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Define the role play, including constructive play, has in a child's overall development.
2. Define the characteristics of constructive play and apply them to plan and facilitate
    developmentally appropriate, play-based experiences for all children.
3. Create environments that facilitate the child's exploration and creative use of materials.
4. Explore innovative and non-standard materials that support the constructive play of young
    children.
5. Utilize observations of children to adapt materials and environments for various ages and
    abilities.

Topics and Scope
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I. Role of play in growth and development
    A. Play and cognitive development
    B. Play and social/emotional development
    C. Play and physical development
    D. Play and language development
    E. Connections to California Infant/ Toddler and Preschool Learning Foundations
II. Forms of play
    A. Piaget/ Smilansky categories of play behavior
         1. Functional Play
         2. Constructive Play
         3. Dramatic Play
         4. Games-With-Rules
    B. Categories of social play
         1. Solitary Play
         2. Parallel Play
         3. Associative Play
         4. Cooperative Play
         5. Onlooker Play
    C. Play skills
III. Developmentally appropriate play experiences
    A. Teacher-directed experiences
    B. Child-initiated experiences
IV. Constructive Play materials and environments
    A. Traditional materials
    B. Innovative materials
    C. Learning centers to support Constructive Play
    D. Other environmental considerations
    E. Settings for Constructive Play
         1. Indoor
         2. Outdoor
V. Role of the teacher in supporting play
    A. Building relationships and interacting with children
         1. Using observation to understand children's abilities and interests
         2. Facilitating play and learning
              a. Modeling play
              b. Using open-ended questions
    B. Extending Constructive Play
         1. Using documentation
         2. Adding complexity through materials
         3. Explaining the importance of play to parents and others

Assignments:
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Assignments may include:
1. Reading of assigned articles (approximately 120 pages).
2. Written responses to required articles (approximately 2 responses at 2-4 pages each).
3. Written observations of children engaged in constructive play (2 observations of approximately 4 pages each).
4. Small group activity: creating a rationale for supporting constructive play.
5. Reflection paper on applying constructive play theory to redesign your early childhood environment.
6. Final exam (short answer).

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 60%
Responses to required articles, written observations, reflection paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 15%
Rationale for Constructive Play
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Participation and attendance


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Young Children special publication: Spotlight on Play. Bohart, H. and Charner, K and Koralek, D. NAEYC: 2015

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