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Ethnographic and interpretive methodologies have proved particularly effective for studying play and providing a means of understanding children's explanations for their thinking and actions. These methodological orientations allow ...

Author: Sue Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317597148

Category: Education

Page: 542

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This ground-breaking handbook provides a much-needed, contemporary and authoritative reference text on young children’s thinking. The different perspectives represented in the thirty-nine chapters contribute to a vibrant picture of young children, their ways of thinking and their efforts at understanding, constructing and navigating the world. The Routledge International Handbook of Young Children’s Thinking and Understanding brings together commissioned pieces by a range of hand-picked influential, international authors from a variety of disciplines who share a high public profile for their specific developments in the theories of children’s thinking, learning and understanding. The handbook is organised into four complementary parts: • How can we think about young children’s thinking?: Concepts and contexts • Knowing about the brain and knowing about the mind • Making sense of the world • Documenting and developing children’s thinking Supported throughout with relevant research and case studies, this handbook is an international insight into the many ways there are to understand children and childhood paired with the knowledge that young children have a strong, vital, and creative ability to think and to understand, and to create and contend with the world around them.
2014-11-13 By Sue Robson

This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children’s play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning.

Author: Gill Goodliff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315446837



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This book draws on the voices of practitioners, academics and researchers to examine young children's play, creativity and the participatory nature of their learning. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives from the UK and internationally, it focuses on the level of engagement and exploration involved in children's play and how it can be facilitated in different contexts and cultures. This new reader aims to challenge thinking, promote reflection and stimulate further discussion by bringing together research and practice on play and creativity. Divided into two parts, Part I is written by researchers and academics and explores key themes such as creative meaning making, listening to children's voices, risk and spaces, children's rights, play and technology. Part II is authored by Early Childhood professionals and reveals how practitioners have responded to the issues surrounding play and creativity. Each chapter is contextualised by an introduction to highlight the key points and a list of follow-up questions is also included to encourage reflection and debate. Drawing on the wide-ranging writing of academics, practitioners and researchers, this book is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and all those who are interested in the essence of play and creativity, what it means for children, and the far-reaching benefits for their well-being, learning and development.
2017-07-04 By Gill Goodliff

Exploring young children literacy development through play. Early Child Development and Care, 167, 103–114. Saracho, O. N. (2002a). Developmental play theories and children's social pretend play. In O. N. Saracho & B. Spodek (Eds), ...

Author: Olivia N. Saracho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136842115

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Play provides young children with the opportunity to express their ideas, symbolize, and test their knowledge of the world. This book offers the theoretical framework for understanding the origins of an early childhood play-based curriculum and how young children learn and understand concepts in a social and physical environment.
2013-03-01 By Olivia N. Saracho

In 2010, Jackie Marsh a leading researcher in the area of digital technologies, popular-culture, literacy and young children's play in the 21st century, was writing of play in terms of virtual world participation.

Author: Christine Stephen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317224976

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Young Children Playing and Learning in a Digital Age explores the emergence of the digital age and young children’s experiences with digital technologies at home and in educational environments. Drawing on theory and research-based evidence, this book makes an important contribution to understanding the contemporary experiences of young children in the digital age. It argues that a cultural and critically informed perspective allows educators, policy-makers and parents to make sense of children’s digital experiences as they play and learn, enabling informed decision-making about future early years curriculum and practices at home and in early learning and care settings. An essential read for researchers, students, policy-makers and professionals working with children today, this book draws attention to the evolution of digital developments and the relationship between contemporary technologies, play and learning in the early years.
2017-11-27 By Christine Stephen

Northamptonshire worked with their early years advisers and explored young children's schematic play . They drew on the work of the EEL Project and used the Involvement Scale to inform their observations with regard to levels of ...

Author: Marion Dowling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412906911

Category: Education

Page: 202

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' The no-nonsense style is direct but encouraging for those practitioners with perhaps little time for professional development yet still wanting to keep abreast of current thought and good practice'-Early Years `This author has updated and revised what was already an informative and useful book. A wide range of practitioners will find support here to understand and create good practice for children in PSED. A valuable book that will certainly go on my reading list' - Nursery World `As in the first edition of this important book, Marion Dowling takes up all the main issues confronting those who work with young children in a wide variety of settings. The explanations, case studies and suggestions provide an invaluable resource for all of us who aim to build solid foundations right from the start' - from the foreword by Lillian Katz, Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Illinois `Marion Dowling's comprehensive and insightful book shows exactly why personal, social and emotional development must be at the heart of any early years curriculum ... it will prove an invaluable guide for practitioners and providers striving to put children's needs at the centre of their work' - Liz Roberts, Editor of Nursery World Magazine `This book is an excellent source of material for existing practitioners, tutors and those embarking on working with young children in whatever capacity' - Dr Jan Savage, Joint Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies, University of Plymouth `Those who know the quality of Marion Dowling's work will not be disappointed ... As always her deep understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs of very young children shines through her work'- Lesley Staggs, National Director, Foundation Stage, Primary National Strategy Young children's personal, social and emotional development is an area of ever-increasing interest to those working in the field of early childhood. The growing awareness of this field of research and training has been boosted by the introduction of a major new government initiative, the Local Authority Sure Start Strategic Plans 2004-2006. This Second Edition revises and expands Marion Dowling's highly acclaimed and influential guide to the subject. It includes an expanded chapter on children's spiritual development, and two new chapters on young children's behaviour and the use of the outdoors as an educational resource. Written in an accessible style and including revealing new case studies, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners. Marion Dowling has extensive and varied experience in the Early Years sector. Recently she has focused on training and consultancy in the UK, Europe and the Pacific Rim.
2005-05-24 By Marion Dowling

Play in the multicultural world of children. In E. F. Zigler, D. G. Singer, & S. J. Bishop-Josef (Eds.), Children's play: The roots of reading (pp. 125-141). Washington, DC: Zero to Three Press. Gardner, H. (2008).

Author: Olivia N. Saracho

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351609579

Category: Education

Page: 502

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The importance of the early years in young children’s lives and the rigid inequality in literacy achievement are a stimulating backdrop to current research in young children’s language and literacy development. This book reports new data and empirical analyses that advance the theory of language and literacy, with researchers using different methodologies in conducting their study, with both a sound empirical underpinning and a captivating analytical rationalization of the results. The contributors to this volume used several methodological methods (e.g. quantitative, qualitative) to describe the complete concept of the study; the achievement of the study; and the study in an appropriate manner based on the study’s methodology. The contributions to this volume cover a wide range of topics, including dual language learners; Latino immigrant children; children who have hearing disabilities; parents’ and teachers’ beliefs about language development; early literacy skills of toddlers and preschool children; interventions; multimodalities in early literacies; writing; and family literacy. The studies were conducted in various early childhood settings such as child care, nursery school, Head Start, kindergarten, and primary grades, and the subjects in the studies represent the pluralism of the globe – a pluralism of language, backgrounds, ethnicity, abilities, and disabilities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.
2019-12-13 By Olivia N. Saracho

Case study: personal reflections on my research into young children at play In my research on young children's play, I have reflected on the tensions between play as a private/public activity. Because children's play takes place in so ...

Author: Dylan Yamada-Rice

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137402295

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This volume focuses on using visual research methods with children and young people. Featuring insights from academic experts and established professionals from visual industries, it explores a range of issues from visual ethics to children's interaction with place.
2015-10-21 By Dylan Yamada-Rice

valuable to look more closely at the centrality of play for young children, and its relationship to creative thinking. The Early Years Foundation Stage in England emphasizes that 'Play underpins all development and learning for young ...

Author: Hiroko Fumoto

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446291313

Category: Education

Page: 184

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The importance of promoting young children's creative thinking, and the social relationships which support it, is now seen as a vital element of good early childhood practice. The authors push forward our understanding of what young children's creative thinking is, and how it promotes young children's well-being. By drawing on research evidence, they examine key issues from the perspectives of the child, the parents or carers, and early childhood practitioners and make links between theory and practice. The book is divided into three key parts: - creative thinking, social relationships and early childhood practice - exploring perspectives in early childhood research - experiences of young children, parents and practitioners Chapters integrate practice, research and conceptual understanding to meet the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students on any Early Childhood course.
2012-04-20 By Hiroko Fumoto

She emphasises that play in nature is fundamental to young children's learning. Sue argues that early childhood education has a long history that supports play in natural playspaces and that this must not be eroded.

Author: Julie Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107636347

Category: Education

Page: 336

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This is an essential text for students, teachers and practitioners in a range of early childhood education and care settings.
2014-11-07 By Julie Davis

Rubin, K. H. "Play Behaviors of Young Children." Young Children, 1977, 32, 16-24. Rubin, K. H., and Pepler, D. J. "The Relationship of Child's Play to Social-Cognitive Growth and Development." In H. C. Foot, A. J. Chapman, ...

Author: Kenneth H. Rubin


ISBN: UOM:39015002493289

Category: Child development

Page: 116

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