TCHE2561 Theory & Practice 2-8 Details: Consider your beliefs about play and learning and your future role as an early childhood professional. Drawing on theoretical perspectives, course readings and scholarly literature, write an essay discussing the importance of play in an early childhood education and care context and ways you would manage responsibilities for play based curriculum working with children aged two to five years. Discussion will include: Assessment Criteria: ? The importance of play within early childhood and the principles and practices underpinning current learning and development policy frameworks in early childhood education and care (10%) ? Relationships, intentional scaffolding and how you would engage with children in play through opportunities you could create for co-playing skills with children and the different roles you would take and why (15%) ? How, when and why you might challenge childrens choices in play (5%) ?