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Play in the Early Years

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  • Date Published: May 2017
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316631898

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  • The second edition of Play in the Early Years provides a comprehensive introduction to pedagogy and play in early years education settings. Drawing on classical and contemporary theories, this text examines social, cultural and institutional approaches to play, and explores a range of strategies for successfully integrating play into classrooms. Thoroughly revised to include the latest methods and research, this edition features new material on intentional teaching, play as learning, digital play, and discipline-specific content. Two new chapters discuss post-structuralist and cultural-historical conceptions of play, and extended practical examples link pedagogical practice to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Curriculum. The text is pedagogically rich, and each chapter is supported by a comprehensive companion website which provides links to videos, readings and supplementary activities. Freshly presented in a new full colour layout and written in an engaging style, Play in the Early Years remains an essential resource for pre-service students and practitioners.

    • Offers a comprehensive introduction to classical and contemporary approaches to play, and strategies for integrating play into classrooms
    • Revised to include new material on intentional teaching, play as learning, digital play and links to the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Curriculum
    • Supported by a comprehensive companion website and pedagogical resources which encourage critical thinking and extend learning
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316631898
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 176 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 114 colour illus. 39 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. What is play?
    2. Children's perspectives on play
    3. Families at play
    4. Digital play and digital tools to support learning
    5. Playing in schools
    6. Lenses on play: classical and developmental theories of play
    7. Lenses on play: post-structuralist analyses of children's play
    8. Lenses on play: cultural-historical conceptions of play
    9. Play in the curriculum
    10. Planning for play development
    11. Assessment through play, of and for play
    12. Being a play activist.

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    Marilyn Fleer

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    Marilyn Fleer, Monash University, Victoria
    Marilyn Fleer is the Foundation Chair of Early Childhood Education at Monash University, Victoria.

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