Digital Play in the Early Years

Research has shown how important it is for Early Childhood educators to blend teaching and learning practices that may involve both traditional and digital play situations for spurring children’s creativity and imagination.

This course will address the challenges faced by Early Childhood educators and provide pedagogical solutions to build their capacities in incorporating technology (both screen and non-screen based) in their teaching practices.

Topics covered

  • The challenges of a digital pedagogical framework
  • Implementing digital pedagogies in planning and curriculum development
  • Effective pedagogical strategies suitable for determining children’s inquiry skills
  • Constructed play experiences such as using coding toys (robotics)
  • Current evidence-based research to plan technology-based learning experiences for children

Cost

$475 (GST free)

Course length

1 day of 7.5 hours

Dates and venues

30 October 2019 (Wednesday)
9am – 5pm
Clayton Campus

Prerequisites

This program is designed for staff working in early childhood education who want to extend their understanding of technology-based pedagogical practices to promote children’s 21st century skills such as creativity and inquiry.

Assessment

There is no assessment associated with this course.

Recognition

This course is aligned with the following APST: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.3, 3.4, 6.2 and 6.4

You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.