Perspectives on Play: Learning for Life

Author:   Avril Brock (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK) ,  Pam Jarvis (Leeds Trinity University, UK) ,  Yinka Olusoga (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Edition:   3rd New edition
ISBN:  

9780815367116


Pages:   356
Publication Date:   03 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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This text offers innovative, multi-disciplinary perspectives on the subject of play in a range of environments: the classroom, playground, home, and local community. Chapters include observation notes, case studies and comprehensive illustrations of ideas in action, as well as encouragement for the reader to stop and reflect on their own practice with questions for consideration. Extensively revised and with new contributions, this third edition explores the theory and clearly demonstrates how to take the theory from the academic classroom and apply it to practice in a child's setting. New features include: an up-to-date exploration of the latest policy developments and research, including Ofsted's 2015 Early Years Report and the 2017 EYFS Statutory Framework an exploration of globalisation and technology, and critical analysis of children's leisure time, screen interaction and virtual experiences international perspectives on play and the connections between play and mental health brand new practical examples woven throughout, accompanied by additional full-colour photos Perspectives on Play is an invaluable resource for any student studying within childhood studies, playwork programmes or training to teach at early years or primary level. It is also ideal for early years, primary and play practitioners.

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Author:   Avril Brock (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK) ,  Pam Jarvis (Leeds Trinity University, UK) ,  Yinka Olusoga (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Edition:   3rd New edition
Weight:   0.635kg
ISBN:  

9780815367116


ISBN 10:   0815367112
Pages:   356
Publication Date:   03 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Avril Brock was a principal lecturer in the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, in the School of Education and Childhood, working with PhD, EdD, postgraduate and undergraduate students. She has worked in higher education since 1989, after being a deputy head, primary and early years teacher in West Yorkshire, often working with linguistically diverse children. Avril has recently retired and is busy playing with her grandchildren, as well as developing her play through golf, painting and photography! Pam Jarvis is Reader in Childhood, Youth and Education at the Institute of Childhood and Education, Leeds Trinity University, UK. She is a Chartered Psychologist and historian, who additionally has Qualified Teacher Status. Her research interests centre around developmentally informed policy and practice for children, young people and families, a topic upon which she regularly blogs in the TES and the Huffington Post. She teaches across various childhood, youth and family-related undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Leeds Trinity University. Yinka Olusoga is Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University, UK. Yinka's research interests include: student teachers' experiences of enhancing provision to support child-initiated play; the history of personal and social education; and the role of discourse in the social construction of childhood and of schooling.

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