Still valuing play

Irvine, Susan (2013) Still valuing play. Reflections, pp. 4-8.

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Play has had a prominent position in early childhood education and care (ECEC) for over 200 years. As educators, we tend to talk about young children learning through play as a matter of fact. In our first national Early Years Learning Framework (Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009), play is promoted as the right of all children, an integral part of being a child and as the prime context for learning in the early years. While the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) defines its use of the term ‘play’, there are differing perspectives on what constitutes play, the relationship between play and learning,and the educator’s role in play. In this context, it might be interesting to go a little deeper, and to look at some different perspectives on play and learning.

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ID Code: 62237
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Play, Early Childhood, Early Years Learning Framework, school
ISSN: 144-5387
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Gowrie Australia
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2013 22:48
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 13:48

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