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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. 2014. Early childhood education: history, philosophy and experience. London, California, New Dehli, Singapore: Sage. (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; London : Sage.

Giardiello, P. (2013). Pioneers in early childhood education : the roots and legacies of Rachel and Margaret McMillan, Maria Montessori and Susan Isaacs . London: 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. 56(4), 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. 2014. Early childhood education : history, philosophy and experience. London: Sage.

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Week 15

Developing integrated pedagogical approaches to play and learning. In: Broadhead, P. Howard, J.  and Wood. E. eds. 2010. Play and learning in the early years [electronic resource] : from research to practice. London : Sage, pp.9-26.

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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 . London : Sage, pp.27-42.

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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: 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. 6(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.

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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, M. R. 2008. Jumping off and being careful: children’s strategies of risk management in everyday life. Sociology of health and illness. 30(1), pp.112-13.

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Week 21

Thomas, F. and Harding. S. 2011. The role of play. In: White, J. ed. Outdoor Provision in the Early Years. London: Sage, pp.25-35.

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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. and 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. 35(1), pp.16-30.

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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]. London: Sage.

Broadhead, P. Howard, J. and Wood. E. eds. 2010 Play and learning in the early years [electronic resource] : from research to practice. London : Sage.

Bruce, T. ed. 2012. Early childhood practice : Froebel today. 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.

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(4): 437 - 443.

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 15/01/2018