Learning and Development Through Play

Task: Report on planning for children’s play linked to placement
Write a report (2000 words) on planning for children’s play as demonstrated within the Early Years setting. Your report must cover all the learning outcomes with a focus on Physical and Cognitive Development.
The report will demonstrate your understanding of the value of play through the links you make to the different areas within the setting. You must link what you observe in your placement to theories of play and evaluate accordingly. You are encouraged to use diagrams, statistic data and
pictures in your report.

Completion of this assessment will address the following learning outcomes:
1 Critically analyse the concept of play and explain historical, social and cultural aspects
of its development.
2 Assess the value of play in supporting children’s holistic development and learning.
3 Examine different types of developmentally appropriate play
5 Identify and evaluate theories of play.
7 Complete a successful placement within an early years setting to observe the
promotion of children’s health and wellbeing.

Submission Guidelines

There should be a title page which clearly identifies the following:

  • Name and code of the module
  • Title of the Assessment
  • Assessment number
  • Word count

The word count identified includes quotations and citations. However, it does exclude the list of references and/or the bibliography and, unless specifically stated, encompasses a discrepancy of + or
– 10%.

Guidance Notes and Considerations

Access, Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2:

You should use APA 7th edition style of referencing.
Referencing guidance can be accessed on the Library’s LibGuides pages.

Use of Sources and Information:

You can access high quality, authoritative information via the library. Use LibGuides to access Locate, BibliU and research guidance.

Academic Writing Resources

There are a variety of academic writing resources available which can be accessed via LibGuides. These writing guides can help with different types of assessment as well as important writing skills needed for university.

Glossary of Assessment Terms for Assessment Writing – this is an a-z that covers the majority of terms used in assessment briefs, learning outcomes and feedback throughout the CU Group. If you would like any further support with your assessment, you can contact your Academic Writing Developer or visit the Academic Writing LibGuides page.

Academic Integrity Guidance

The best way to avoid academic misconduct is to follow appropriate academic and referencing conventions. Further guidance on academic integrity and conduct can be found using LibGuides.

Collusion between students (where sections of your work are similar to the work submitted by other students in this or previous module cohorts) is taken extremely seriously and will be reported to the Academic Conduct Panel. This applies to all coursework and exam answers. If you would like more guidance on understanding collusion, you can find it on LibGuides.

If an assessment suspected of involving a breach of academic integrity is found to display a marked difference in writing style, knowledge and skill level from that demonstrated elsewhere on the course, you may be required to undertake a Viva Voce in order to prove the coursework assessment is entirely your own work.

Proofreading of assessments by CU approved proofreaders is permitted. There is a list of approved proof readers along with guidelines for use. However, please remember that proofreading is a lengthy and detailed process for which there is a cost. If you decide to use a proofreader, please take this into account and contact them at least 10 days in advance of your assessment deadline.

You must not submit work for an assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your current course or for another qualification of this university, unless this is specifically provided for in your assessment brief or specific course or module information.

It is important to realise that as a student you should not submit all or part of an assessment for which you have already received academic credit, to be used for an assessment in a different module. Reusing your own work in this way is called self-plagiarism. Where you wish to refer to some of your own work you must reference it in the same way that you reference work by other people.

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