International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development

Children's Play and Development

Cultural-Historical Perspectives

Editors: Schousboe, Ivy, Winther-Lindqvist, Ditte (Eds.)

  • Provides solid theorising about play as cultural activity
  • Combines cultural-historical theory with empirical studies of play
  • Expands cultural-historical theory within play and its role for development
  • Theorises play as a cultural, contextual, personal and social activity
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This book provides new theoretical insights to our understanding of play as a cultural activity. All chapters address play and playful activities from a cultural-historical theoretical approach by re-addressing central claims and concepts in the theory and providing new models and understandings of the phenomenon of play within the framework of cultural historical theory. Empirical studies cover a wide range of institutional settings: preschool, school, home, leisure time, and in various social relations (with peers, professionals and parents) in different parts of the world (Europe, Australia, South America and North America). Common to all chapters is a goal of throwing new light on the phenomenon of playing within a theoretical framework of cultural-historical theory. Play as a cultural, collective, social, personal, pedagogical and contextual activity is addressed with reference to central concepts in relation to development and learning. Concepts and phenomena related to ZPD, the imaginary situation, rules, language play, collective imagining, spheres of realities of play, virtual realities, social identity and pedagogical environments are presented and discussed in order to bring the cultural-historical theoretical approach into play with contemporary historical issues. Essential as a must read to any scholar and student engaged with understanding play in relation to human development, cultural historical theory and early childhood education.   

 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Children’s Play and Development

    Schousboe, Ivy (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Structure of Fantasy Play and Its Implications for Good and Evil Games

    Schousboe, Ivy

    Pages 13-27

  • Playing with Social Identities: Play in the Everyday Life of a Peer Group in Day Care

    Winther-Lindqvist, Ditte

    Pages 29-54

  • Pedagogical Perspectives on Play

    Cecchin, Daniela

    Pages 55-71

  • Collective Imagining in Play

    Fleer, Marilyn

    Pages 73-87

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9769-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children's Play and Development
Book Subtitle
Cultural-Historical Perspectives
Editors
  • Ivy Schousboe
  • Ditte Winther-Lindqvist
Series Title
International Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6579-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6579-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6578-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9769-7
Series ISSN
2468-8746
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 265
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