Play, learning and play-based pedagogy Assessment
Assignment components: 1) fortnightly tasks (1000 words); 2) 500-word summary; 3) 4-5 min video recording; 4) reference list (no word count)
Students respond to questions (both in writing and through a video recording) of what is play, what are key types of play, why is play important for children’s learning and how play-based pedagogy is implemented in practice. Use a minimum of 8 readings (including the lates version of EYLF or VEYLDF) to support the writing with at least one focusing on the theoretical perspectives of play. Included in this task are: 1) fortnightly contributions 300-350 words each (including your own post and the feedback to another post) from week 2 to 5 in the online discussion space; 2) a 500 word transcript that condenses the information into a summary; 3) video recording through the use of the transcript that explains the information; 4) a refence list that collates at least 8 readings (for both the weekly tasks and summary/video).
Information before you get started
Fortnightly tasks will be collated as screenshots and submitted in appendix. It is also required that a transcript of 500 words is included with the video. So the length of the video is decided based on the transcript. It could be from 4-5 minutes. Your face needs to be shown during the presentation but not throughout the whole time if you prefer. You could use images or a presentation to support the delivery of the content.
About the fortnightly tasks
To scaffold your learning and your assignment progression throughout the trimester, the assignment will be submitted as bi-weekly parts in Weeks 2, 3, 4 and 5. Each part will consist of a response to the required section. The bi-weekly parts should be submitted to the DISCUSSION FORUM (not the assignment Drop box). The relevant discussion forum will automatically open for up to 2 working weeks only and automatically lock after the period. There can be no extensions to the parts submissions. The discussion forum open/close dates can be found on the relevant discussion forum.
You will be able to see other people’s responses on the discussion forum. Please feel free to read and make constructive comments, to support your own and others learning. But please resist the temptation to copy other peoples work. Copying amounts to plagiarism and will be picked up in the final submission. Acts of plagiarism will be sent to FAPIC (Faculty Academic Progress Committee) for review and could result in a fail.
Open period of weekly tasks:
question 1: 6th March to 17th March (Friday)
question 2: 20th March to 31st March;
question 3: 3rd to 14th April
How to screenshot discussions?
On a PC students can use the short key: Windows+Shift+S to get a click and drag tool to screen shot discussion boards.
On Mac students can use the short key: Shift+Command+4 to do the same.
About the video:
Your video can be made using your choice of software. We strongly encourage the work be uploaded to DeakinAir. The file limit is 2GB. In some cases, if you have a Youtube account and wish to provide the link in the assignment submission space that would be okay too. You could also use Kaltura Capture (Deakin supplied tool) which uploads the video to DeakinAir. The use of ZOOM or MS TEAMS is also accepted.
Please click the following links for further support and information:
- Making a video library guide
- Skills for study success module 6: Making a video
- Submitting DeakinAir video to CloudDeakin
These are the links to the above sites:
Undertake some research through the use of unit readings or those from your own research, to answer the questions below in the discussion space in the following weeks:
- What is play, explaining its key characters and what are key types of play? (week 1-2)
- Why is play important for children's learning? (week 3-4)
- How could play-based pedagogy be implemented in teaching practice? (week 5-6)
In the discussion space, make sure you talk about what you have read in your own words. It is also required that you feedback to another post.
Review your posts and select some key points to focus on that you think will most interest audience. Don't overdo it, because you only have a maximum of 5 minutes of talking in your video.
Write up your notes into a transcript. This transcript will be what you say out loud in your video, so write the transcript how you will speak rather than in an essay style format. Still keep things professional though but keep your language simple.
Put your creative hats on and think about how you can present the information in your video. When you are ready hit record!
Review your video and transcript. Add a reference list to the end of the transcript document. Submit all the documents when you are ready. At least 7 scholarly sources (published books and articles) are required for this task, plus one copy of the government document, such as the latest version of the EYLF or VEYLDF.