One of the challenges that you may encounter in your future practice when implementing a play-based approach, is the differing views and perspectives of play. Part of your role as an early childhood teacher is to advocate the value and recognition of play in children’s lives as well as coming to a shared understanding of what ‘play’ is and what it means to implement a play-based pedagogy.
This task requires students to reflect upon key issues presented in Modules 1-3 and create a digital presentation.
You are working at early childhood education and care setting and have been asked to present at the parent information night. Some parents of children aged 3-5 years voice their concerns about the play-based approaches used in your setting. They believe their children should be engaged in more formal, academic approaches to prepare them for school. You must prepare a ‘pitch’ to explain and justify the importance of a play-based pedagogical approach.
Students may use PowerPoint, Prezi or Canva presentations. Your presentation must be accessible via a URL.
Your pitch must identify and justify the following elements:
Your pitch must be supported and informed by:
Follow the steps to complete the task:
o Student name and Student ID
o Unit code and name
o Unit Assessor and Tutor names
o Date submitted
APA7th referencing format is required with a minimum of 5 references. Sources should include relevant early childhood policy and peer-reviewed literature. Students must use the unit textbook.