Master Players

Master Players : Learning from Children at Play

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Developed as a companion volume to ""The Play's the Thing"", this book defines and analyses the concept of master player based on videotaped observations of pre-school children at play. By interweaving sequences of play together with their dialogue about them, the authors model how teachers can work as a team to develop their understanding of a particular child and of the value of children's quality play, and how they can support it. The in-depth discussion between the authors reveals the multi-facted nature of play, individual differences in both teachers' and children's styles, and the complexity of intervention decisions made by teachers.
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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 162.05 x 236.73 x 14.99mm | 362.87g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0807735825
  • 9780807735824

Table of contents

The Concept of the ""Master Player""; Play Watching; Tommy - Seeking Power In Play; Dennis - Territoriality; Sharon - Manageable Small Worlds; Luanda - Affiliation and Friendship; Analysing Master Play; Becoming a Play Watcher; Becoming a Master Teacher; Analysing the Integrative Behaviour of Master Teachers. Appendix: Teaching the Art of Observation.
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