Module 5: Towards a Pedagogy of Free Time
This module aims to define the basic terms of free time pedagogy and explain the value of play and leisure for the psychosocial functioning of children.
It analyses the importance of free time and its use in children’s development.
It underlines the relevance of different types of play, and its specific benefits, as well as the involvement of the community and political actors in that objective.
It aims to motivate educators to embrace free time as a prerequisite for children to learn and develop, through different play activities.
Teachers will become able to:
understand free time pedagogy and its importance for children;
critically comprehend the conditions which allow the enjoyment of the right to free time or limit it;
recognise the benefits of play for the improvement in children development, accordingly to its different types;
prepare different play activities;
involve the community and caregivers in promoting quality free time for children.
Unit 4 – It takes a village…: involving the community to improve free time and play in today’s busy world 2 Topics | 1 Quiz