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ERIC Number: EJ1174690
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Chinese and German Teachers' and Parents' Conceptions of Learning at Play--Similarities, Differences, and (In)Consistencies
Wu, Shu-Chen; Faas, Stefan; Geiger, Steffen
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v26 n2 p229-245 2018
This qualitative study investigated Chinese and German teachers' and parents' conceptions and understanding of learning at play. A total of 28 teachers and 12 parents took part in this study. Among the participants, 12 kindergarten teachers (6 German and 6 Chinese) were interviewed to obtain their perspectives on learning at play. These participants assisted the researchers in the selection of exemplary play episodes used in their own classrooms. Four three-minute videos containing the largest amount of learning elements based on the teachers' views were selected from each culture. Applying video-cued multivocal ethnography, the selected video clips were shown to 16 other teachers (8 German and 8 Chinese) and 12 parents (6 German and 6 Chinese) in focus groups to elicit their conceptions and understanding of learning at play. The findings revealed different social and cultural representations of educational activities between Hong Kong and Germany, the contributions of which are important and useful for professional practices and curricular policies in these two countries currently undergoing education reforms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Germany
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