Teachers and academics researching together : children's views on play

Theobald, Maryanne Agnes & Danby, Susan J. (2014) Teachers and academics researching together : children's views on play. Reflections, Autumn(54), pp. 11-13.

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Abstract

An international early years project led by QUT and University of Iceland researchers has investigated children’s accounts of play and the teacher’s role in play in kindergarten settings. While most commonly associated with young children’s activities and the work of childhood, play is recognised also as an activity that extends over the life span, from early childhood to adulthood, and across cultures, worldwide. As shown in national and state policy and curriculum documents, play is being subjected increasingly to specific guidelines that address the physical environment and educator involvement in early years settings. Parents and educators have strong opinions regarding the value and place of play. Children also have strong views about play, although little is known about their views and what they think play encompasses, and the value of play in their everyday lives.

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ID Code: 68698
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 144-5387
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Gowrie Australia
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2014 02:53
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 14:15

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