Strathprints logo
Strathprints Home | Open Access | Browse | Search | User area | Copyright | Help | Library Home | SUPrimo

Play in the primary school classroom? The experience of teachers supporting children’s learning through a new pedagogy

Martlew, Joan and Stephen, Christine and Ellis, Jennifer (2011) Play in the primary school classroom? The experience of teachers supporting children’s learning through a new pedagogy. Early Years, 31 (1). pp. 71-83. ISSN 0957-5146

[img] Other (Play in the primary school classroom – The experience of teachers supporting children’s learning through a new pedagogy.)
Play_in_the_primary_school_classroom_The_experience_of_teachers_supporting_children_s_learning_through_a_new_pedagogy..docm - Draft Version

Download (74kB)

Abstract

In Scotland in recent years there has been growing interest in a more play-based pedagogy commonly described as Active Learning. The research reported in this article is an exploration of moves towards creating an active play-based learning environment in six Primary 1 classrooms in Scotland and is concerned with (i) the children's experiences in such a play-based active learning environment in school and (ii) their teachers' perspectives on this pedagogical innovation and their roles in supporting the learners. This study examined experiences and perspectives within and across each of the six child-centred and play-focused classes. The main findings suggest that the role of the teacher varies between what could be considered as teacher-intensive and teacher-initiated activities. 'Active' or 'play-based' learning was interpreted differently by teachers; play in some classrooms was peripheral rather than integral to the learning process and curriculum-embedded.

Item type: Article
ID code: 29183
Keywords: active learning, play, pedagogy, teacher activity, children's engagement, Theory and practice of education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Education
Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 23:27
Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 09:15
Related URLs:
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/29183

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item