An exploration on how play opportunities support children’s learning and development in the primary school

Moore, Charlotte (2014) An exploration on how play opportunities support children’s learning and development in the primary school. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Research around children and play has suggested that play contributes to a child’s learning and development. Yet, as children move into Key Stage one the focus of play seems to decrease, therefore it seems necessary to investigate how play can contribute to children’s learning and development between the ages of 5-7. This dissertation explores how play opportunities support children’s learning and development in the primary school, focusing on a child’s development and learning during this age, how play contributes to the curriculum and finally the adults influence on the child’s play. Within this exploration there is reference to Piaget, Bruner, Kohlberg and specific focus of Vygotsky’s ‘Zone of Proximal development’ which emphasises how children learn through social interaction.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 09:41
    Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 09:41
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17721

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