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The Excellence of play

Author: Janet R Moyles
Publisher: Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a wide-ranging and key source text reflecting both up-to-date research and current classroom practice. It tackles how we conceptualize play, how we "place" it in the classroom, how we relate  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet R Moyles
ISBN: 0335190693 9780335190690 0335190685 9780335190683
OCLC Number: 28293709
Description: x, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Janet R. Moyles --
Pt. 1. The culture of play and childhood. 1. Play and the uses of play / Peter K. Smith. 2. Play in different cultures and different childhoods / Audrey Curtis. 3. Sex-differentiated play experiences and children's choices / Jane Hislam. 4. Play, the playground and the culture of childhood / David Brown --
Pt. 2. Play, schooling and responsibilities. 5. Play and legislated curriculum. Back to basics: an alternative view / Angela Anning. 6. 'Play is ace!' Developing play in schools and classrooms / Lesley Abbott. 7. 'Please Miss Alexander: will you be the robber?' Fantasy play: a case for adult intervention / Neil Kitson. 8. Making play work in the classroom / Peter Heaslip --
Pt. 3. Play and the early years curriculum. 9. Play, literacy and the role of the teacher / Nigel Hall. 10. Experiential learning in play and art / Roy Prentice. 11. Bulbs, buzzers and batteries --
play and science / Jeni Riley and Jane Savage. 12. Mathematics and play / Rose Griffiths. Pt. 4. Assessing and evaluating play. 13. Evaluating and improving the quality of play / Christine Pascal and Tony Bertram. 14. Observing play in early childhood / Victoria Hurst. 15. Play, the universe and everything! / Tina Bruce --
Afterword / Janet R. Moyles.
Responsibility: edited by Janet R. Moyles.
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"I enjoyed reading Janet Moyles' book and recommend it to all those involved in the education of young children." - Education 3 to 13 "...fine and refreshing." - British Educational Research Journal

 
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