Block Play and Woodworking for Young Children
Course Number: ECE 188
Transcript Title: Block Play, Woodworking
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: August 15, 2019
Total Credits: 1
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0
Explores the many benefits, barriers and role of block play and wood working experiences for young children. Emphasis on design, implementation, evaluation and solutions to possible barriers and issues for children of varying ages (2 years to school age) and abilities. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify elements of quality block play and wood working experiences for young children including tools, safety, and family and community resources.
- Articulate the role of block play and wood working in the acquisition of skills and concepts across all developmental domains.
- Design, implement and evaluate block play and wood working experiences for children of varying ages (2 years to school age) and abilities.
- Identify solutions to common barriers and issues that arise when implementing block play and wood working experiences with children.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessment may include: participation in class and small group activities, written observations, assignments, reflective journal
Course Activities and Design
The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Course Content includes:
- Benefits of and barriers to implementing block play and wood working experiences in programs for children
- Design and implementation of quality block play and wood working experiences for children of varying ages and developmental levels.
- Facilitating learning and development across domains with block play and wood working.
- Tools for children.
- Safety precautions.
- Involving families in block play and woodworking experiences.
- Community resources.
- Addressing common barriers and issues that arise in block play and wood working experiences.
Students must receive a grade of a “C” or better in all certificate/degree required courses.