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Thinking About Play, Sc : Developing a Reflective Approach - Janet Moyles

Thinking About Play, Sc

Developing a Reflective Approach

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Published: 1st August 2010
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""Thinking about Play... cleverly brings together research-based chapters from experienced Early Years practitioners and academics who provide knowledge the field desperately needs to ensure young children can engage in play - laying their own meaningful foundations for their later education."
Tricia David, Emeritus Professor of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

" ""This book provides an excellect collection of chapters which encourages early years practitioners to really get to grips with their own perceptions about, understanding of and beliefs in relation to play in early education settings. In so doing, they will also be well-supported in getting to grips with decisions to change and develop their playful practices for the benefit and pleasure both of children and of themselves. Janet Moyles has brought together a good number of well-respected writers in the field in a highly accessible and informative book.
Professor Pat Broadhead, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

" This edited collection brings together play and reflective practice and supports practitioners in reflecting more deeply on the play provision they make for young children. This involves analysing and evaluating what makes quality play and learning experiences by considering how current research might impact on practice.

Key features: Introduces the concept of 'playful pedagogies' and explains how it relates to practice Each chapter starts with an abstract so that readers can dip into issues of particular interest and concern Includes questions and follow-up ideas that can be used for CPD experiences and training This important book supports early years students and practitioners in developing their own thinking, ideologies and pedagogies.

Contributors: Deborah Albon, Pat Beckley, Avril Brock, Stephanie Collins, Jane George, Jane Gibbs, Justine Howard, Pam Jarvis, Karen McInnes, Kevin Kelman, Linda Lauchlan, Paulette Luff, Estelle Martin, Theodora Papatheodorou, Marie Sprawling, Lynsey Thomas, Pauline Trudell, Rebecca Webster, Bryonie Williams, Maulfry Worthington

List of figures and tablesp. vii
List of photographsp. viii
Notes on the editor and contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Theoretical aspects of play and reflectionp. 11
Practitioner reflection on play and playful pedagogiesp. 13
Thinking through the challenge of a play-based curriculum: Increasing playfulness via co-constructionp. 30
The nature of practitioners' reflection on their reflections about playp. 45
Play and a constructivist approach to literacy learning: Comparing settings in Norway and Englandp. 61
Reflecting on children's playful learningp. 79
Reflecting on child-initiated playp. 81
Play as an emotional processp. 100
Listening to and learning from children's perspectivesp. 116
Reflecting on children 'playing for real' and 'really playing' in the early yearsp. 130
Reflecting on playful learning environmentsp. 143
The pedagogy of play(ful) learning environmentsp. 145
Thinking it through: Rough and tumble playp. 164
'This is a different calculator - with computer games on': Reflecting on children's symbolic play in the digital agep. 179
A place for play: Creating complex learning environmentsp. 197
Reflecting on playful contextsp. 213
Thinking through transition, pedagogy and play from early childhood education to primaryp. 215
Thinking through the uses of observation and documentationp. 230
Afterwordp. 251
Author indexp. 253
Subject indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780335241088
ISBN-10: 0335241085
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st August 2010
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1