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ERIC Number: EJ830162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Playing the Game? Exploring Role Play from Children's Perspectives
Rogers, Sue; Evans, Julie
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v14 n1 p43-55 2006
There has been little research on play undertaken in the UK from the child's perspective. This article is based on a year long ethnographic study of children's role play in school. It draws on two main sources of data. First, data from the children concerning their perceptions of role play, what they liked and disliked about it, and secondly observational data of how the children responded to the role play contexts provided for them by adults. The project found that far from being passive recipients of classroom pedagogy, the children were active constructors of their learning environments. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom