Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood : Bending the Rules

Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood : Bending the Rules

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This book explores the significance of play in the education and development of young children. It discusses a range of theoretical perspectives and develops a framework for considering play. The framework is based on a consideration of the context in which play occurs, as well as the nature of play itself. Readers are encouraged to consider their own views and expectations of play and to develop a strong awareness of their perspectives about the value of play.

Play experiences for children are highlighted in several ways throughout the book. Each chapter features several examples of play drawn from interviews with and observations of young children. These are used to highlight key issues and to emphasise the considerable ingenuity and enthusiasm exhibited by young children in their play.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • South Melbourne, Australia
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0170135993
  • 9780170135993
  • 858,112

Table of contents

Section 1: Theories of Play 1. Thinking about play 2. Classical theories of play 3. Contemporary theories of play Section 2: A New Look at Play 4. A framework for play 5. Genres of play 6. Confronting assumptions about play Section 3: Analysing Play 7. Cultural aspects of play 8. Power and play 9. Technology and play 10. Adult roles in childrens play 11. Individual differences in play Section 4: Play in Action 12. The childs whole play experience 13. Organising for play 14. Play in school Index
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