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International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Young Children Playing

Relational Approaches to Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Settings

Authors: Alcock, Sophie Jane

  • Foregrounds real-life events in interesting ways, prioritising practice while solidly grounded in relational theories
  • Addresses play and playfulness as attitude and process
  • Addresses complex analyses in separate sections through narrative events
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About this book

The subject of this book is young children’s emotional-social learning and development within early childhood care and education settings in Aotearoa-New Zealand. The focus on emotional complexity fills a gap in early childhood care and education research where young children are frequently framed narrowly as ‘learners,’ ignoring the importance of emotional functioning and the feelings with which children make sense of themselves and the world. This book draws on original data in the form of narrative-like framed events to creatively illustrate the complexities in children’s diverse ways of feeling, thinking, playing, being, and becoming. Events illuminate the feelings and meanings of observed experiences in holistic and contextualised gestalts. Awareness of unconscious processes, the feeling of feelings, and cultural dimensions of development and meaning-making are addressed. The book emphasises the emergent and psychodynamic nature of children’s development and learning with strong links to the role of play and playfulness in the events, drawing on two ethnographically inspired research projects that present theory, experience and practice in real-life events.

About the authors

Dr Sophie Alcock has been involved in early childhood care and education for many years as a practitioner, university lecturer, professional development facilitator, and researcher. Her research focuses on the relational nature and social-emotional-spiritual-cultural dimensions of children’s learning and development in play. Sophie’s interest in children’s play is reflected in her creative approach to understanding the complexities in play. She is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, Te Puna Akopai, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Framing: Young Children Relating and Playing

    Alcock, Sophie Jane

    Pages 3-21

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  • Research Methods: Observing Experience in Two Projects (Parts II and III)

    Alcock, Sophie Jane

    Pages 23-43

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  • The Intersubjective in-between-ness in Young Children’s Playfulness

    Alcock, Sophie Jane

    Pages 47-60

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  • Words Connecting Children Playfully Together

    Alcock, Sophie Jane

    Pages 61-77

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  • Becoming Selves Relationally

    Alcock, Sophie Jane

    Pages 79-96

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1207-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 89,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1205-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Young Children Playing
Book Subtitle
Relational Approaches to Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Settings
Authors
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1207-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1207-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1205-1
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 194
Topics