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'Learning through play' in early childhood education is widely advocated, but studies show that play is not easily enacted in classrooms. This article examines how one teacher implemented learning through play within a formal and didactic Hong Kong pre-school classroom. The findings support the adoption of 'play' in young children's learning and reveal tactful ways in which a teacher can encourage the evolving 'flow' of children's play while simultaneously scaffolding their learning.
Updated: May. 09, 2010
This paper reports a self-study of developing an integrated play-based pedagogy in a preservice early childhood teacher education subject about play. It is framed by understandings of play in children's lives and adult learning. The self-study was initially driven by a contradiction between teaching preservice teachers about play through didactic means and learning about play through play. Other tensions subsequently arose in this self-study and required me to reframe my thoughts and actions so I could move forward.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2008