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Published: 12 March 2017

416 Pages

9.8 x 8.0 inches

ISBN: 9780190303211

Bookseller Code (06)

Play in Early Childhood Education

Learning in Diverse Contexts

Second Edition

Marjory Ebbeck and Manjula Waniganayake

  • Demonstrates clear links between play and Australian education policy and framework documents, including the Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standards
  • Strong author team including both local and international academics and professionals, all of whom have first-hand experience working with children in a wide range of contexts
  • Clear and in-depth coverage of essential theories, including good coverage of the Reggio Emilia approach
  • Real life examples of professional practice provided throughout the text
  • Case studies and questions in each chapter encourage critical reflection on both the theory and practice of children's play
  • The text includes cross-cultural perspectives, including examinations of curriculum issues and children's play in Finland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Tanzania
  • Each chapter is accompanied by unique photographs providing authentic documentation of children's learning through play in a variety of social and cultural contexts
  • Covers a range of topics highly relevant and of interest to today's educators, including: developing early childhood curriculum; assessing children including the use of learning stories; inquiry based learning; ICT and its use with young children; facilitating leadership in young children; working with infants and toddlers; play in the lives of Aboriginal children; consumer culture and its impact on young children's play; learning through science exploration; literacy learning through play; urban spaces and play including play space in the virtual world; the play-work interconnection; curriculum development and play for children in Finland; guiding children's behaviour.

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