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  1. 2. Things to come in this subject <ul><li>Links with the EYLF </li></ul><ul><li>Connections with the first years of school and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor and physical play, including rough and tumble. </li></ul><ul><li>Play and observation/assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Special education needs and play. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s role in enriching play </li></ul>
  2. 3. Play in our lives <ul><li>‘ Play is a legitimate and important part of early childhood. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a form of disciplined freedom. It continues throughout the lifespan and is valuable in itself as well as a vehicle for transporting and integrating development’ </li></ul><ul><li>(Pronin-Fromberg 2002, p. 20) </li></ul>
  3. 4. Play… (Ginsburg 2007, pp. 182 – 191) <ul><li>is essential to development </li></ul><ul><li>contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. </li></ul><ul><li>offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. </li></ul><ul><li>allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. </li></ul><ul><li>is important to healthy brain development. </li></ul><ul><li>allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while practicing adult roles </li></ul>
  4. 5. Quotes on play <ul><li>“ Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.” Johan Huizinga </li></ul><ul><li>“ Play is the exultation of the possible.” Martin Buber </li></ul><ul><li>“ Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn’t taste good” Lucia Capocchione </li></ul><ul><li>“ We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato </li></ul><ul><li>“ Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” Joseph Chilton Pearce </li></ul>
  5. 6. Benefits of play <ul><li>Play enables children to find out about themselves and the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Play helps towards happiness. </li></ul><ul><li>Play helps prevent boredom. </li></ul><ul><li>Play can help reduce stress.   </li></ul><ul><li>Play can help divert aggressive instincts. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.learningchild.com.au/ccd/play </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Importance of Play <ul><li>Most powerful learning medium- multifaceted </li></ul><ul><li>Helps children make sense of situations and their world- allows them to discover </li></ul><ul><li>Allows development of new concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Evolves over time, with constant changes and adaptations </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates risk taking and problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Increases social skills and emotional support </li></ul><ul><li>Children can take responsibility for their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>(Isenberg & Renck Jalongo 1997) </li></ul>
  7. 8. False dichotomy <ul><li>‘ Education for young children should resemble </li></ul><ul><li>play, with children delighting in acquiring </li></ul><ul><li>knowledge and skills in ways that make them </li></ul><ul><li>feel competent and capable’ </li></ul><ul><li>(Hirsh-Pasek;,Michnik Golinkoff, Berk & Singer 2009, p. 15) </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” Leo F. Buscaglia </li></ul>
  8. 9. Vygotsky and Play <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =-SpC0INWo3o&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent with a wealth of current research, sociocultural theory stresses that children contribute actively to their own development, etching their unique imprint on everything they learn’ </li></ul><ul><li>(Berk 2001, P. 245) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Howard Gardner <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBknM7-AkAM </li></ul><ul><li>Theory of Multiple Intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Could play be an intelligence of it’s own accord? </li></ul>
  10. 11. Fromberg: 3 parallel theories in dynamic interaction
  11. 12. Theory of Mind (TOM) <ul><li>… is a specific cognitive ability to understand others as intentional agents. That is, to interpret their minds in terms of theoretical concepts of intentional states such as beliefs and desires </li></ul><ul><li>There seems to be evidence of a steep development of TOM around age 3. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s1320498.htm </li></ul>
  12. 13. Script Theory <ul><li>This is a theory which posits that human behavior largely falls into patterns called ‘scripts’. These scripts provide a program for action in a particular situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Particularly important in early childhood education as they develop relatively early in life and are seen as the foundation for the formation of more abstract and complicated situational knowledge. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Chaos Theory <ul><li>It is the study of dynamic systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Small differences in initial conditions yield widely diverging outcomes for chaotic systems rendering long-term prediction impossible in general. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-linear environmental conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see the relationship to play here? </li></ul>
  14. 15. References <ul><li>Berk, L. (2001). Awakening children’s minds: how parents and </li></ul><ul><li>teachers can make a difference. NY: Oxford University Press </li></ul><ul><li>Ginsburg, K. R. (2007). The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds. Paediatrics 119, 1, 182 – 191 </li></ul><ul><li>Hirsh-Pasek, K;Michnik Golinkoff, R; Berk , L. & Singer, D. (2009). A mandate for playful learning in preschool: presenting the evidence. NY: Oxford University Press </li></ul><ul><li>Isenberg, J. & Renck Jalongo, M. (1997). Creative expression and play in early childhood. 2 nd edn. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Moyles, J. (2005). The excellence of play (2nd edn). Maidenhead : Open University Press </li></ul><ul><li>Pronin-Fromberg, D. (2002). Play and meaning in early childhood education. Mass: Allyn & Bacon </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>