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Learning Through Play

A Work-based Approach for the Early Years Professional

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Learning Through Play by Jacqueline Duncan
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Description

There is a growing and well-researched recognition of the need to develop the early-years curriculum and pedagogy though play-based learning. In addition, there is a well-established principle that teaching and learning should begin 'where the child is'. This book is centred around these two principles."Learning Through Play" is an essential handbook for early-years practitioners on how to develop their understanding and practical applications in all early-years settings. It is an ideal training manual, which speaks to both the early-years trainee and the experienced practitioner with an emphasis on practical application and self-awareness. Guidance is also provided on the management of play-based learning in an early years setting.Chapters support: an understanding of play and its role in learning; an understanding of the role of the adult in the pre-school setting; the development of practitioner's skills in providing effective learning and development through quality play; the developing and planning of the curriculum and learning environment; the development of reflection and informed action in early-years settings; and, managers, and those who hope to become managers, in developing good practice across their setting. Key features include professional development activities. Some are for individual completion; others are for completion by your setting's team (but can be adapted for individual's use). Each chapter can be worked through as a discrete unit. This is a fully comprehensive and user-friendly guide for all who are keen to encourage the pre-school child's learning and development through play-based activities, giving the reader the tools with which to evaluate and develop their own practice and that of others.

Author Biography

Jacqueline Duncan is a Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education, School of Education and Theology, York St John University. Madelaine Lockwood is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, School of Education and Theology, York St John University.
Release date Australia
February 28th, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
224
Dimensions
189x246x20
ISBN-13
9781847061683
Product ID
2403396

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