Theories of Play
Course code
TSK6011.LT
old course code
TSK6011
Course title in Estonian
Mängu teooriad
Course title in English
Theories of Play
ECTS credits
3.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
28
Teaching semester
spring
Assessment form
assessment
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To introduce students to the basic concepts and theoretical questions concerning the nature of play and games.
Brief description of the course
The course will offer varied readings and discussions in order to provide a means of analyse how and why play is an essential function of human existence and culture. In the learning process, it will draw on theoretical perspectives from psychology, sociology, anthropology and cultural history.
Independent work includes reading compulsory texts and acquiring learning material. There are two essay type tests during the course.
Independent work
In the learning process, it will draw on theoretical perspectives from psychology, sociology, anthropology and cultural history.
Independent work includes reading compulsory texts and acquiring learning material. There are two essay type tests during the course.
Learning outcomes in the course
On completion of course, the student will be able to:
- understand main concepts and theoretical approaches and perspectives of play;
- discuss about play in human life, culture and society.


Assessment methods
Assessment

Teacher
lekt Joe Noormets
Study literature
Huizinga, J. 2003. Mängiv inimene: kultuuri mänguelemendi määratlemise katse. Tallinn: Varrak.
Valitud artiklid ja peatükid raamatutest.
Replacement literature
Caillois, R. 2001. Man, Play and Games. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
Sutton-Smith, B. 2001. The Ambiguity of Play. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Turner, V. 1982. From Ritual to Theatre: The Human Seriousness of Play. New York: PAJ Publications.