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EDUC 1208 Module Reading List

Play and Learning, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Judith Hebron
j.hebron@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The core texts for this module are:

Nutbrown, C., Clough, P. and Selbie, P. Early childhood education : history, philosophy and experience London, California, New Dehli, Singapore: Sage pp. 3-17 (available online) 

Broadhead, P. Howard, J.  and Wood. E. (Eds) (2010) Play and learning in the early years [electronic resource] : from research to practice . Los Angeles, [Calif.] ; London : SAGE

Giardiello, P. (2013). Pioneers in early childhood education : the roots and legacies of Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs . Routledge.

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Weekly Lecture Readings

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Week 14

Smith, P.K. and Vollstedt, R., 1985. On defining play: An empirical study of the relationship between play and various play criteria. Child development., pp.1042-1050.

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Part 4.4 –pages 152-157 Play, Learning and Pedagogy. In Nutbrown, C., Clough, P. and Selbie, P. Early childhood education : history, philosophy and experience London, California, New Dehli, Singapore: Sage pp. 3-17

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Week 15

Developing integrated pedagogical approaches to play and learning. pp 9-26 in Broadhead, P. Howard, J.  and Wood. E. (Eds) (2010) Play and learning in the early years [electronic resource] : from research to practice Los Angeles, [Calif.] ; London : SAGE

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Brooker, L., 2010. Learning to play in a cultural context. In Broadhead, P. Howard, J.  and Wood. E. (Eds) (2010) Play and learning in the early years [electronic resource] : from research to practice Los Angeles, [Calif.] ; London : SAGE

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Week 16

Nutbrown, C., Clough, P. and Selbie, P. (2008) A Short History of Early Education In Nutbrown, C., Clough, P. and Selbie, P. Early childhood education : history, philosophy and experience London, California, New Dehli, Singapore: Sage pp. 3-17

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Week 17

Roberts-Holmes, G. (2012). ‘It's the bread and butter of our practice’: experiencing the Early Years Foundation Stage. International journal of early years education. , 20 (1), 30-42.

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Week 18

Einarsdóttir, J. (1998). The role of adults in children's dramatic play in Icelandic preschools. European early childhood education research journal., (2), 87-106.

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Bodrova, E. (2008): Make‐believe play versus academic skills: a Vygotskian approach to today’s dilemma of early childhood education, European early childhood education research journal. , 16:3, 357-369

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Week 19

Howard, J. (2002). Eliciting young children's perceptions of play, work and learning using the activity apperception story procedure. Early child development and care., 172(5), 489-502.

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Burke, C. (2005). “Play in focus”: Children researching their own spaces and places for play. Children, youth and environments., 15(1), 27-53.

Marsh, J. and Bishop, J.C. (2012) ”We’re playing Jeremy Kyle!” Television Talk Shows in the Playground’, Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education. . Article first published online: 23 November 2012. DOI:10.1080/01596306.2012.739464

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Week 20

Green, J. (1997) Risk and the construction of social identity: children’s talk about accidents, Sociology of health and illness. , 19, 4, 457–79.

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Christensen P. and Mikkelsen, MR Jumping off and being careful: children’s strategies of risk management in everyday life. Sociology of health and illness. 2008 vol.30 (1):112-13.

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Week 21

Thomas & Harding The role of play. In White, J. ed., 2011. Outdoor Provision in the Early Years. Sage.

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Maynard, T. (2007) Forest Schools in Great Britain: an initial exploration. Contemporary issues in early childhood. Volume 8, Number 4, 2007. pp. 320-331

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Week 22

Plowman L, Stephen C & McPake J (2009) Growing Up with Technology: Young children learning in a digital world. In: Growing up with technology : young children learning in a digital world , Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 8-21. EBook available

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Week 23

Marsh, J. and Bishop, J.C. (2012) ”We’re playing Jeremy Kyle!” Television Talk Shows in the Playground’, Discourse : studies in the cultural politics of education..

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Week 24

Clements, R. (2004). An investigation of the status of outdoor play. Contemporary issues in early childhood. 5(1), pp. 68-80.

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Useful further reading

Briggs, M. (2012) Play-based learning in the primary school [electronic resource] . Los Angeles : SAGE

Broadhead, P. Howard, J.  and Wood. E. (Eds) (2010) Play and learning in the early years [electronic resource] : from research to practice . Los Angeles, [Calif.] ; London : SAGE

Bruce, T. (Ed.). (2012). Early childhood practice : Froebel today . Sage.

Giardiello, P. (2013). Pioneers in early childhood education : the roots and legacies of Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs . Routledge.

Gee, J. P. (2003) What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy . New York: Palgrave/Macmillan.

Knight, S. (2011) Risk and adventure in early years outdoor play : learning from forest schools .  Los Angeles : SAGE

Miller, L. and Pound, L. (2011) Theories and approaches to learning in the early years . Los Angeles: London: New Dehli: Singapore: Washington DC: Sage

Burke, A. and Marsh, J. (eds) (2013) Children's virtual play worlds : culture, learning, and participation . New York: Peter Lang.

Moyles, J. (2010) The excellence of play . Maidenhead [England] ; New York : Open University Press

Narey, M. J. (Ed.). (2009). Making meaning : constructing multimodal perspectives of language, literacy, and learning through arts-based early childhood education . New York: Springer.

Pramling-Samuelsson, I. and Fleer, M. (Eds) (2009) Play and learning in early childhood settings : international perspectives . New York : Springer

Sutton-Smith, B. (2009). The ambiguity of play . Harvard University Press.

Thornton, L. and Brunton, P. (2005) Understanding the Reggio approach : early years education in practice . London: New York: Routledge

Tovey, H . (2007) Playing outdoors [electronic resource] : spaces and places, risk and challenge . Maidenhead : Open University / McGraw-Hill

Waller, T., Sandseter, E., Wyver, S., Ärlemalm-Hagsér, E. and Maynard, T. (2010). Special Edition of the European Early Childhood Education Association Journal - Outdoor Play and Learning, December. 18(04): 437 - 443. DOI: 10.1080/1350293X.2010.525917.

Willett, R., Robinson, M. and Marsh, J. (eds) (2009) Play, creativity and digital cultures New York, London: Routledge.

Willett, R., Richards, C. Marsh, J and Burn, A. and Bishop, J. C. (2013)  Children, media and playground cultures : ethnographic studies of school playtimes . New York : Palgrave Macmillan

Wood, E. (2013) Play, Learning and the Early Childhood Curriculum . London: Sage.

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Useful Journals

Early years : an international journal of research and development.

European early childhood education research journal.

International Journal of Play Therapy

Journal of early childhood research.

The International Journal of Learning and Media [Not held at Leeds University Library] - Available online: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/ijlm

This list was last updated on 20/01/2017