Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 2

Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum / Edition 2

by Elizabeth Ann Wood, Jane Attfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761941746

ISBN-13: 9780761941743

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides a detailed exploration of play, its relationship to learning, and how it can be integrated into the early childhood curriculum. The authors discuss recent theoretical perspectives and insights from research in the United Kingdom, United States and Europe. They suggest practical strategies for improving the quality of play through structuring play

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Overview

This book provides a detailed exploration of play, its relationship to learning, and how it can be integrated into the early childhood curriculum. The authors discuss recent theoretical perspectives and insights from research in the United Kingdom, United States and Europe. They suggest practical strategies for improving the quality of play through structuring play environments and experiences, and developing the teacher's role.

Integrating perspectives from theory, research and practice, this book will be relevant to early childhood educators and students in school and pre-school settings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761941743
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1The problems with play1
2Ideologies, ideals and theories28
3Understanding children's learning : multi-theoretical perspectives59
4Contemporary socio-cultural theories90
5Developing play in the curriculum118
6Developing a pedagogy of play158
7Assessing children's learning in play184
8Improving the quality of play217

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