Introduction

Play and learning is one of the electives in TASC 2 subject Working with Children. This study guide focuses on one aspect of "Play and Learning" - Books and Stories.

This subject guide will help you to locate the resources that you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, information about databases and a guide to appropriate websites.

The Assessment Criteria that will be applied to your work in this area are:

  • Criteria 3 Provide evidence of knowledge about children
  • Criteria 4 Work independently, and cooperatively with others
  • Criteria 5 Demonstrate communication skills for interacting with children
  • Criteria 6 Prepare appropriate environments/resources for children

Referencing advice: The TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard (author/date) format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: Any material purchased for teachers from the SOSE Faculty - Working with Children is available for student use if not required by the teachers. The resources are kept in the Library and can be found by using the Library catalogue.