Singapore University of Social Sciences

Integrating Play across the Curriculum (游戏课程的整合与探究)

Integrating Play across the Curriculum (游戏课程的整合与探究) (ECC211)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

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Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: Chinese

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Children make sense of their world through meaningful play. Many research theories havediscussed the importance and value of play. Play promotes children's physical, cognitive, language, creativity, social and character development. ECC211 Integrating Play across the Curriculum examines the relationship between children's play and their holistic development. It aims to enhance students’ understanding on the importance of play and its role in inquiry-based activities in the curriculum.Students will learn to design play activities to facilitate children’s learning and be enabled toanalyse the importance of teacher-child interactions during children's play. They will also be able to discuss parents’ expectations on children’s play. The impact of culture in children's play and the challenges faced by preschools/centres to integrate children’s play in their curriculum will also be discussed.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Basic theories of children's play
  • Children’s development and play
  • Infants’ play
  • Preschool children’s play
  • School-aged children’s play
  • Culture and gender influences on play
  • The play of children with special needs
  • Play and inquiry activities in the Pre-School curricula
  • Teacher's role in children’s play and inquiry
  • The environment settings for play
  • Observation and assessment on play
  • Issues related to children's play

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the main theories of play and the types of play.
  • Interpret the development and the relationship of children's play at different ages.
  • Discuss the role of play and inquiry children’s development.
  • Relate the settings and arrangements for play and inquiry in early childhood curricula.
  • Illustrate with examples of children's age-appropriate play and inquiry.
  • Analyse the role of the learning environment and the supporting role of teachers and parents in children's play.
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