Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum

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SAGE, Jul 13, 2005 - Education - 248 pages
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This timely second edition explores recent developments which strongly endorse play as an integral part of the curriculum.

 

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Contents

Ideologies Ideals and Theories
28
Multitheoretical
59
Contemporary Sociocultural Theories
90
Developing Play in the Curriculum
118
Developing a Pedagogy of Play
158
Assessing Childrens Learning in Play
184
Improving the Quality of Play
217
Bibliography
238
Author Index
245
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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.

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