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A Mandate for Playful Learning in Preschool: Presenting the Evidence

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Laura E, Berk, and Dorothy Singer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195382716
eISBN:
9780199893522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382716.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

Efforts to give preschool children a head start on academic skills like reading and mathematics instead rob them of play time both at home and school. Indeed, the scientific evidence suggests that ... More


Computer as Paintbrush: Technology, Play, and the Creative Society

MITCHEL RESNICK

in Play = Learning: How Play Motivates and Enhances Children's Cognitive and Social-Emotional Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195304381
eISBN:
9780199894321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304381.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

In recent years, a growing number of educators and psychologists have expressed concern that computers are stifling children's learning and creativity and engaging children in mindless interaction ... More


Toward a Playful and Usable Education

Célia Hodent

in Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896646
eISBN:
9780190256142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896646.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the potential of video games to create a playful yet usable atmosphere in the classroom setting. It first considers the capability of video games to bring a playful experience ... More


Defining the child’s curriculum, and its role in the life of the community

Colwyn Trevarthen, Aline-Wendy Dunlop, and Jonathan Delafield-Butt

in The Child's Curriculum: Working with the Natural Voices of Young Children

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198747109
eISBN:
9780191809439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747109.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

We invited experts in early child development, education, and care to clarify issues of universal importance for the well-being of human worlds. They include teachers who appreciate that every child ... More


The Child's Curriculum: Working with the Natural Voices of Young Children

Colwyn Trevarthen, Jonathan Delafield-Butt, and Aline-Wendy Dunlop (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198747109
eISBN:
9780191809439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747109.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

The Child’s Curriculum Group was created by former nursery school teachers concerned about reduction of local government support for the schools they had nurtured. They have a lifelong commitment to ... More


The spirit of the child inspires learning in the community: How can we balance this promise with the politics and practice of education?

Colwyn Trevarthen, Aline-Wendy Dunlop, and Jonathan Delafield-Butt

in The Child's Curriculum: Working with the Natural Voices of Young Children

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198747109
eISBN:
9780191809439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747109.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology

Our contributors offer inspiring stories—from a psychology of early childhood and teaching experience that appreciates the spiritual values that young children affirm in shared enjoyment of life. We ... More


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