Varied Perspectives on Play and Learning

Varied Perspectives on Play and Learning

Theory and Research on Early Years Education

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Beschreibung

This book brings together an international group of researchers reporting on their work about
play and early childhood education across 13 countries - Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England,
Germany, Hong Kong, United States of America, India, The Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore,
China and Australia. It contributes to growing international conversations about play and the
role of play in early childhood education.
Each of the chapters in this anthology reflects different directions in research as well as a range
of approaches to reconceptualising play. Each researcher questions assumptions underpinning
young children's play and early childhood education and explores the implications of these questions
for further research, practice and policy. Chapters report a wide range of innovative and transformative research, focusing on areas
such as the play of infants and toddlers, the role of values in play, the complexity of connections between play and learning, motivation,
the role and understandings of early childhood educators in promoting children's play, risky play and the impact of Westernised
approaches to play in different contexts.
This book argues for the importance of children's play at a time when there is a great deal of pressure to increase the academic focus of
early education and to eliminate play that could be deemed risky. Several authors note moves towards pedagogies of play and explore
the potential links between play and learning in early education settings. The research reported in this book is a timely reminder of the
value of play, for and of itself, as well as the learning potential of play. It provides a pathway into the debates about the role and value
of play in early years education for students, researchers and policy-makers.

Ole Fredrik Lillemyr, Queen Maud University College, USA Sue Dockett, Charles Sturt University, USA Bob Perry, Charles Sturt University, USA

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

05.09.2013

Herausgeber

Sue Dockett + weitere

Verlag

Information Age Publishing

Seitenzahl

244

Beschreibung

Details

Einband

Taschenbuch

Erscheinungsdatum

05.09.2013

Herausgeber

Verlag

Information Age Publishing

Seitenzahl

244

Maße (L/B/H)

23,4/15,6/1,3 cm

Gewicht

377 g

Sprache

Englisch

ISBN

978-1-62396-415-3

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