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MA Early Childhood Education
Course Description

EDUC 260
History and Theories of Play in Human Development, Culture, and Education

A study of theories of play in historical and contemporary perspectives, including explanations of play in human and animal behavior and the relationships of play to child development and cultural values. Issues about play and learning in childhood are explored through research, reading, and observation of children at play. Anthropology, psychology, sociology, and education are used as interdisciplinary sources for study and discussion.

Course Credit:


Limit fifteen students.
Open to graduate students only.


Last Updated: 9/21/17