A key text to help students examine the role and value of play in learning and childhood development, including contemporary research and international examples.
'Students find this book accessible and valuable for both undergraduate and postgraduate levels'
'Liz Wood has given us an essential, thoughtful and engaging book which contributes to the discourse of early years pedagogy. The book is a speculative work that offers ways of thinking and a fresh perspective about play by engaging with theory and practice as they are interrelated in the reality of early years pedagogy. This book situates play in the centre of early years pedagogy and deals with the debates around learning, curriculum, assessment and policy, not only through a lucid discussion of play, but also through highly effective and moving examples of play situations in practice'
-Dr Ioanna Palaiologou, The University of Hull
List of figuresAbout the AuthorPrefaceA Note from the AuthorAdd-on MaterialUnderstanding Play: Complexity and ChallengeUnderstanding Children's Learning: Contemporary Theoretical PerspectivesPlay in National Policies: International PerspectivesPlay and the CurriculumPlay and PedagogyPlay and Learning in Outdoor EnvironmentsAssessing Children's Learning in PlayDeveloping PlayAppendixBibliographyAuthor indexSubject index
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 18th March 2013
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised