The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

ECED 4314 Dynamics of Play and Play Environments in Childhood

This course provides an overview of play theories as they apply to the total development of the child. Examines the art and science of critical thinking, including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation in the fields of play, play theories, and outdoor environments through a variety of pedagogies. Special attention is given to organized play experiences through arranging and scheduling developmentally appropriate learning centers for children in the public school setting. Field experiences may be required.




Admission to the COE Teacher Preparation Program.

Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Human Dev & School Ser


As scheduled