Book review: Learning through play – a work based approach for the early years

Elliott, Liz (2009) Book review: Learning through play – a work based approach for the early years. Education 3-13, 37 (2). pp. 195-196.

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This is an excellent book for those working with and caring for young children in a variety of early years settings. It provides accessible information and practical ideas for those in training but is also particularly useful for those who are interested in leading and managing change in the area of play-based learning. The introduction provides useful advice and guidance for readers on how to make effective use of the book to develop their own understanding. The book is very well structured and can be read as a comprehensive guide both to theory and to practice in play based learning, or each chapter can be read as a unit on its own. The authors provide a clear outline of each chapter’s contents, a variety of practical activities, a summary and a section explaining relevant jargon.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Education 3-13
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge) for Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE)
ISSN: 1475-7575
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Education (IOE) > Initial Teacher Education (ITE) > Early Years and Primary Undergraduate Partnership QG
Additional Information: Liz Elliott, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education, University of Cumbria, UK reviews the book 'Learning through play – a work based approach for the early years, by Jaqueline Duncan and Madelaine Lockwood (London, Continuum, 2008, ISBN 9781847061683).
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 13:36
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 12:31


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