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ERIC Number: EJ1160559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
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Towards Play Pedagogy: Supporting Teacher Play Practices with a Teacher Guide about Socio-Dramatic and Imaginative Play
Loizou, Eleni
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v25 n5 p784-795 2017
Drawing on the work of Vygotsky on scaffolding play and research on teacher intervention and mature forms of play, we have developed a teacher guide about play which frames children's role and scenario development and provides a teacher play intervention schema. The research question explored in this study is "How does a teacher guide, focusing on socio-dramatic and imaginative play, shape in-service and pre-service teachers' play practices?" Data are collected through planning documents, journal reflections and videos. Findings suggest that the specific guide was employed in a threefold way by the teachers: to reflect on their involvement in children's play; to document children's learning and development, focusing on role and scenario development abilities; and to plan curricula changes and play activities. This study confirms that teachers need explicit pedagogical support to begin to develop sophisticated epistemology on play and implement play pedagogy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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