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The Excellence Of Play

Author : Janet R. Moyles
ISBN : 9780335226566
Genre : Education
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Aims to support those who work in early childhood education and care in developing and implementing the highest quality play experiences for children from birth to middle childhood. This book portrays children as social and active agents in their own play and provides background to research on play theory and practice.
Category: Education

The Excellence Of Play

Author : Janet R. Moyles
ISBN : 0335217583
Genre : Education
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This second edition encapsulates the many changes that have taken place in early childhood in the last ten years. Whilst retaining its original message of the vital importance of play as a tool for learning, it consolidates this further with current evidence from research and practice.
Category: Education

The Excellence Of Play

Author : Moyles, Janet
ISBN : 9780335264186
Genre : Education
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This is a must-read book for all students studying early childhood at a range of levels and practitioners who are looking to deepen their understanding of play and playful practices.
Category: Education

The Excellence Of Play

Author : Janet Moyles
ISBN : 0335240941
Genre : Education
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Play as a successful learning and teaching experience remains key to early education. The new edition of this popular book continues to clearly illustrate key play theories in practice. It has been comprehensively revised to include the latest research and practice in the field. Key features include: Contributions from leading experts in the field who are passionate about the excellence of play Helpful features in every chapter including practical examples, boxed chapter summaries, cameos and end of chapter questions References and further reading The new edition includes: A new Foreword by Wendy Scott, President of TACTYC 10 new chapters that reflect the latest thinking in play and early years curriculum practice This book is essential reading for everyone working or training to work in the early years. Contributors: Angela Anning, Pat Broadhead, Tina Bruce, Tricia David, Dan Davies, Bernadette Duffy, Aline Wendy Dunlop, Hilary Fabian, Jan Georgeson, Kathy Goouch, Rose Griffiths, Justine Howard, Alan Howe, Helen Jameson, Neil Kitson, Sara Knight, Janet Moyles, Theodora Papatheodorou, Rod Parker-Rees, Jane Payler, Linda Pound, Sacha Powell, Wendy Scott, David Whitebread, Marian Whitehead
Category: Education

Perspectives On Play

Author : Avril Brock
ISBN : 9781317864738
Genre : Education
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This book presents a review and critical analysis of research in the field whilst exploring development in the early childhood years from a broad range of multi-disciplinary perspectives. Brock's approach will offer a dynamic perspective on the practice of play that will rival existing texts currently on the market, it will be a valuable asset for any student studying for an Early Childhood, Childhood, or Education Studies degree.
Category: Education

Towards Excellence In Early Years Education

Author : Kathleen Goouch
ISBN : 9781136948053
Genre : Education
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This book uniquely describes the work of two Early Years Professionals, drawing on their narrative accounts as they robustly describe and analyse their work with young children. Against a backcloth of increasing regulation and inspection of early years care and education, Kathy Gooch emphasizes the importance of building authentic relationships with children and their families, explores how play can be promoted as the central site for learning, and shows how professionals can use play to account for children’s development and learning. In analysing the Early Year Professionals’ narratives, this book explores key themes including: Traditional notions of ‘teaching’ and how they can be redefined The significance of talk in children’s lives Teachers’ professional identities How children’s potential in learning can be achieved through play Celebrating knowledge, skills and understanding and re-defining what it means to be a teacher, in its broadest sense, this fascinating book brings together research and literature from across disciplines. Containing a foreword by Tricia David, it will be of interest to academics, early years educators and students on early childhood education degree programmes and initial teacher education courses, as well as others concerned with the over prescriptive nature of early education.
Category: Education

The Science Of Play

Author : Susan G. Solomon
ISBN : 9781611686111
Genre : Architecture
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Poor design and wasted funding characterize today's American playgrounds. A range of factors--including a litigious culture, overzealous safety guidelines, and an ethos of risk aversion--have created uniform and unimaginative playgrounds. These spaces fail to nurture the development of children or promote playgrounds as an active component in enlivening community space. Solomon's book demonstrates how to alter the status quo by allying data with design. Recent information from the behavioral sciences indicates that kids need to take risks; experience failure but also have a chance to succeed and master difficult tasks; learn to plan and solve problems; exercise self-control; and develop friendships. Solomon illustrates how architects and landscape architects (most of whom work in Europe and Japan) have already addressed these needs with strong, successful playground designs. These innovative spaces, many of which are more multifunctional and cost effective than traditional playgrounds, are both sustainable and welcoming. Having become vibrant hubs within their neighborhoods, these play sites are models for anyone designing or commissioning an urban area for children and their families. The Science of Play, a clarion call to use playground design to deepen the American commitment to public space, will interest architects, landscape architects, urban policy makers, city managers, local politicians, and parents.
Category: Architecture

The Nature Of Play

Author : Anthony D. Pellegrini
ISBN : 1593851170
Genre : Psychology
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"Comprehensive and up to date, this tightly edited volume belongs on the desks of researchers and students in developmental psychology, comparative psychology, animal behavior, and evolutionary psychology, and will also be of interest to anthropologists. It is a richly informative text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Psychology

The Ethics Of Managed Care Professional Integrity And Patient Rights

Author : W.B. Bondeson
ISBN : 9789401704137
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection provides a philosophical and historical analysis of the development and current situation of managed care. It discusses the relationship between physician professionalism and patient rights to affordable, high quality care. Its special feature is its depth of analysis as the philosophical, social, and economic issues of managed care are developed. It will be of interest to educated readers in their role as patients and to all levels of medical and health care professionals.
Category: Philosophy