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This book is written by experienced teachers and teacher training experts to provide pragmatic and evidence-based support for newly qualified teachers.
Informed by international research along with contrasting perspectives on different forms of play, this book emphasises the importance of play to children, and the opportunities that play provides for learning and development.
"First edition published 2011"--T.p. verso.
Children are `hard-wired' to learn and they learn best by being active and autonomous - exploring, discovering, creating and taking risks, in other words, by playing. However, formal, subject specific lessons and a focus on data, targets and unrealistic expectations are causing young children to be bored and stressed and...
For teachers wanting to find out what works best for their class, this text shows how to harness the power of small or large scale research to help them find the answer.