Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 2

Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 2

by Elizabeth Ann Wood, Jane Attfield
     
 

This timely second edition explores recent developments which strongly endorse play as an integral part of the curriculum.

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Overview

This timely second edition explores recent developments which strongly endorse play as an integral part of the curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761941743
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Wood is Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. She teaches on a range of post-graduate programmes and runs in-service courses for teachers and early years practitioners. She has worked on a number of collaborative research projects with teachers in early years and primary schools. Elizabeth co-directed two ESRC funded research projects with Neville Bennett: Reception Teachers' Theories of Play (1995-97) and Progression and Continuity in the Early Years (1999-2000). She has authored books and articles based on her research interests in play, young children's learning, early childhood pedagogy, equity and equality, policy critique and collaborative action research.

Table of Contents

The Problems with Play
Ideologies, Ideals and Ideas
Understanding Children's Learning
Multi-Theoretical Perspectives
Contemporary Socio-cultural Theories
Developing Play in the Curriculum
Developing a Pedagogy of Play
Assessing Children's Learning in Play
Improving the Quality of Play

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