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Kale, Mustafa; Araptarli, Hasan Cem – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
This article examines the processes of participation of children living in the Bajau Laut sea gypsies community in daily life activities. The subject of the study, the Bajau Laut, is one of the last sea nomadic communities. This research is planned as a case study which is one of the qualitative research methods. The data of this research were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Minority Groups, Children
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Lynn van der Schaaf, A.; Jeschke, Amy M.; Caljouw, Simone R.; Withagen, Rob – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
The concept of open functions was introduced to capture an intended feature of van Eyck's seminal play sculptures -- they do not suggest a specific action. In a recent study, Van der Schaaf, A. L., S. R. Caljouw, and R. Withagen. (2020. "Are Children Attracted to Play Elements with an Open Function?" "Ecological Psychology" 32:…
Descriptors: Play, Playgrounds, Design, Playground Activities
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Hachmi, A.; El Moussaouy, A.; Ouariach, A.; Essaadaoui, R.; Kerkour-El Miad, A.; Mommadi, O.; El Hadi, M. – Physics Education, 2021
In this study, which aims to help grade nine students overcome the misconceptions about electric current, we identified their misconceptions about this concept and then designed and implemented a playground activity as an analogy of electric current. Through the conceptual change texts approach, which we have enhanced with experience, we use this…
Descriptors: Playground Activities, Scientific Concepts, Energy, Physics
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Josephidou, Jo; Kemp, Nicola; Durrant, Ian – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2021
A wealth of research evidences the positive impact of the outdoors for young children. Yet there is little relating to the experiences of babies and toddlers who attend daycare settings. This paper offers new knowledge about outdoor provision for under twos in the English context where there is a lack of explicit policy support for outdoor…
Descriptors: Playground Activities, Infants, Toddlers, Research and Development
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Williams, Amy – Childhood Education, 2020
In many parts of the world, multiple challenges affect children's ability to access and benefit from education. Innovations that provide multiple solutions can be truly transformative. This article describes the impact one company has had for good on rural villages in Ghana. Empower Playgrounds has developed electricity-generating playground…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Playgrounds, Playground Activities
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Mechling, Jay – American Journal of Play, 2016
For Sigmund Freud, the terms "dreamwork" and "jokework" denoted the process by which the mind displaces social and psychological anxieties and permits them to emerge disguised in dreams and jokes. This article posits a similar process for "sandwork." Examining the ways people play with sand in its three basic…
Descriptors: Play, Playground Activities, Reflection, Children
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Obee, Patricia; Sandseter, Ellen Beate Hansen; Harper, Nevin J. – Early Child Development and Care, 2021
Risky play is defined as thrilling and challenging forms of play that have the potential for physical injury and has been linked to development and health benefits for children in the early years. These benefits include risk-assessment skills, increased physical activity and well-being, and promoting social competencies and resilience. Currently,…
Descriptors: Play, Risk, Child Behavior, Environmental Influences
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Tersi, Marina; Matsouka, Ourania – International Journal of Instruction, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a structured, playful activity program on the development of social skills in preschool aged children (4-6 years) during break time in the schoolyard of kindergarten. The participants were 40 pupils (26 toddlers and 14 pre-toddlers, 26 boys and 14 girls) from one Greek public kindergarten.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Play, Program Effectiveness, Preschool Children
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Esen, H. Tolga; Eraslan, Meriç; Altinkök, Mustafa; Eravsar, Hakan; Demir, Bahadir; Özküçük, Sinem; Seran, Buket – SAGE Open, 2021
It is aimed to develop a measurement tool which is a basic motor movement, social skill, attitude observation and evaluation scale for Basic Movement Education. In the study, the natural observation from qualitative research methods is used. The scale outline with 40 items is formed as a result of literature review and negotiations. To determine…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Reliability, Psychomotor Skills, Interpersonal Competence
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Larsson, Anna; Rönnlund, Maria – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2021
In this study French and Swedish teachers' and principals' opinions and everyday uses of the schoolyard is in focus: What do they perceive as desirable and undesirable in the schoolyard, what similarities and differences exist between the two groups of pedagogues, and how can these be understood? The study employs a cross-cultural design and is…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Administrator Attitudes, Principals
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Luchs, Antje; Fikus, Monika – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
New playground concepts--favouring natural play characteristics--emerge. The aim of our free play study is to explore the relation between newly established natural playgrounds and the widely spread contemporary ones in terms of physical activity levels. The playground features differ in vegetation, topography, size and play equipment. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Playgrounds, Playground Activities
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Powell, Sarah; Somerville, Margaret – Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 2020
For children born in the 21st century, the enmeshing of natural and human forces in the survival of the planet requires conceptual and practical innovation. This paper comes from a project funded by the Australian Research Council investigating the integration of literacy and sustainability in early years learning. The methodology employed was…
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Playground Activities, Physical Environment
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Øien, Aud Marie; Solheim, Inger Johanne – European Physical Education Review, 2019
The aim of this study was to explore how teachers and parents experience and reflect on participation and interaction with and between less active fifth-grade pupils in physically active academic lessons, in the school playground and during physical activity homework. This study formed part of the Active Smarter Kids study investigating the…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Interaction, Elementary School Students
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Erdem, Devrim – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Preschool years constitute a vital developmental period during which foundations of later development are formed. It is during this period that essential developments such as establishing attachment bonds, forming a basic sense of autonomy and sense of self (ego), language acquisition and attaining life and social skills. Studies in developmental…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Recreational Activities, Foreign Countries
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Prompona, Styliani; Papoudi, Despina; Papadopoulou, Kalliroi – Education 3-13, 2020
School recess as a valued component of school life is under challenge. The present study aims to investigate the pupils' perspectives about the role and the meaning of play during school recess recognising the role of the children as agents in their own development and considering play as a socio-cultural activity undertaken, developed and…
Descriptors: Play, Recess Breaks, Elementary School Students, Children
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