Examining play-based approaches to teaching and learning in early childhood education and care [ 2010 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr SE Edwards; Dr AN Cutter-Mackenzie

Brief description Children's learning in pre-school settings is important to their current and later educational success. This project offers a significant opportunity to examine how teachers teach, and children learn, through different approaches to play. It is anticipated that the conceptually-sustaining approach to play will support children's learning outcomes more so than other forms of play. Knowing about this approach to play will help teachers better understand the relationship between teaching, play and learning, instead of focussing only on play and learning. This will also help the field interpret the forthcoming Australian Early Years' Learning Framework, which advocates for the role of play in early childhood education.

Funding Amount $60,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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