This task requires students to reflect upon key issues presented in Modules 1-6 and design a play space and learning experience for children 0-5 years, supported by a written statement.
- You are to design an indoor and/or outdoor play space for an age group of your choice. You can choose from birth-2 years, 2-3 years or 3-5 years. Your design may be created using any computer program you wish, or it can be hand drawn. Consider the layout of and resources in your play space. Your design must be inserted into the template (word document) provided and it must be clearly labelled. Your play space design will need to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding you have gained throughout the unit. Your design choices must be supported by the theories, curriculum and policy documents, and unit content we have explored.
- Using the learning experience template provided, you are to plan a small group play-based learning experience for your chosen age group that could take place in your designed play space (approximately. 500 words). Your learning experience will need to demonstrate the knowledge and understanding you have gained throughout the unit. It must be underpinned by the theories, curriculum and policy documents, and unit content we have explored.
- Your play space design and your play-based learning experience must be supported by a written statement (1500 words), justifying your choices for the design and learning experience. You must make clear links to the Early Years Learning Framework (AGDE, 2022) and relevant early childhood theories, research and literature, including the unit textbook