Toys as an Educational Tool

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Toys as an Educational Tool

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Early Childhood Education, Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Playing is an important part of child development and learning through play is the best way to develop new skills. Toys are mediating instruments for children's play, usually designed with strong pedagogical potential to influence the development of the child. This course provides a general view of the process of learning through play-toy and a specific analysis of particular and popular toys. As students analyze the capacities toys develop and strengthen in children, they themselves develop an understanding of the science behind play.
    Language of Instruction: Spanish or English based on demand

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.