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ABLU-BULL2 Children's development, play and learning

Course description for academic year 2018/2019

Contents and structure

The content of the field of children's development, play and learning is structured according to the following main themes:

· The kindergarten as an arena for care, play, learning and development

· Views on children and childhood

· Critical reflection

· Educational management

The recurrent themes in all topics of the course are:

· Educational management

· Diversity and equality

· The youngest children

· The child's involvement

· Didactics

Learning Outcome


After completing the course, the student will have:

· Knowledge about relevant current theories for and about children's development, play, learning and cultural formation with a focus on views on children and childhood.

· Knowledge of didactics.

· Knowledge of multicultural perspectives.

· Knowledge of digital tools and how digital tools can be used creatively and critically to promote children's development, play, learning and education.

· Knowledge of different artistic forms and the connection between play and artistic processes.

· Knowledge about educational supervision, collaboration and competence for change.

· Knowledge of critical theory and reflection.


After completing the course, the student will:

· Be able to plan, justify, implement and assess educational supervision.

· Be able to facilitate aesthetic experiences and stimulate aesthetic expressions.

· Be able to practice academic writing related to critical theory and reflection.

General competence:

After completing the course, the student will:

· Be able to exercise professional judgement and make professional reflections about practical and theoretical issues.

· Be able to professionally analyse and critically reflect on ethical challenges.

· Be able to professionally analyse and critically reflect on aesthetic challenges.

· Be able to communicate and develop their own pedagogical competence in work with children.

Entry requirements


Teaching methods


Teaching and work forms:

Lectures, online teaching, dialogue and reflection in class/groups, group work, excursions and presentations of student work.

Compulsory learning activities

  • 80% participation in teaching (practical, teoretical and web-based)
  • Compulsory assignments 


Individual practical work, 40%. A-F

Individual assignment, 60%. A-F

Examination support material


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