Play from Birth to Twelve and Beyond: Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings

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Doris Pronin Fromberg, Doris Bergen
Psychology Press, 1998 - 578 pagina's
This Encyclopedia presents 62 essays by 78 distinguished experts who draw on their expertise in pedagogy, anthropology, ethology, history, philosophy, and psychology to examine play and its variety, complexity, and usefulness. Here you'll find out why play is vital in developing mathematical thinking and promoting social skills, how properly constructed play enhances classroom instruction, which games foster which skills, how playing stimulates creativity, and much more.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

Section 1 Contexts Perspectives and Meanings of Play
1
Play in the Context of LifeSpan Human Development
14
Influences of Race Culture Class and Gender
23
Play as Children See
37
A Medium for Literacy Development
50
Play and Its Influence on the Development of Young Childrens
56
Scientific Inquiry
68
Clinical Perspectives on Play
77
Perspectives on Play in Playgrounds
232
Play as Ritual in Health Care Settings
248
Peer and Sibling Influences on Play
266
Parents and Children
283
Section IV Particular Meanings Embedded in Playful Experiences
301
Challenge and RiskTaking in Play
319
Sociocultural Influences on GenderRole Behaviors in Childrens Play
338
Section V Structuring the Study of Play
357

Yasmin Bettina Kafai
93
The Meaning of Play as a Human Experience
103
Paidia and Paideia in Platonic Philosophy
109
Education for a Chaotic
119
Section II Perspectives on Play Development
133
Play Development from Ages Four to Eight
146
Play Development from Ages Eight to Twelve
154
Individual Differences as Evidence of Development
165
Natural Partners
175
Gender Identity and Play
187
Play as the Language of Childrens Feelings
193
The Role of Play in Assessment
201
Can I Play Too? Reflections on the Issues for Children with Disabilities
208
Section III Physical and Social Contexts of Play
215
Pretending Together
378
Constructive Play
392
Games with Rules
409
Section VI Play in the Disciplines and Professions
425
The Playful Ways of the Performing Artist
442
Playfulness in the Biological Sciences
455
Chemists and Play
468
Play in the World of Work
485
Play by Newspaper Journalists and Editors
499
Electronically Mediated Playscapes
513
Educational Implications of Play with Computers
530
Contributors
543
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Over de auteur (1998)

Doris Frombergis Professor and Chairperson, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Hofstra University.

DorisBergen is Professor and Director of the Center for Human Development, Learning, and Teaching at Miami University of Ohio.

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