Early Childhood Pedagogical Play

A Cultural-Historical Interpretation Using Visual Methodology

Authors: Ridgway, Avis, Quinones, Gloria, Li, Liang

Free Preview
  • Re-theorizes the relationship between pedagogy and play through a cultural-historical lens
  • Use of case studies with visual narratives
  • Research collaboration by three widely published co-authors from different countries
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-287-475-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-474-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1382-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book re-theorizes the relationship between pedagogy and play. The authors suggest that pedagogical play is characterized by conceptual reciprocity (a pedagogical approach for supporting children’s academic learning through joint play) and agentic imagination (a concept that when present in play, affords the child’s motives and imagination a critical role in learning and development). These new concepts are brought to life using a cultural-historical approach to the analysis of play, supported in each chapter by visual narratives used as a research method for re-theorising play as a pedagogical activity. Whenever a cultural-historical approach is applied to understanding pedagogical play, the whole context of the playful event is always included. Further, the child’s cultural environment is taken into account in order to better understand their play. Children from different countries play differently for many reasons, which may include their resources, local cultural beliefs about play and specific pedagogical practices. The inclusion and acknowledgement of social, cultural and historical contexts gives credence and value to understanding play from both child and adult perspectives, which the authors believe is important for the child’s learning and development. As such, the relationships that children and adults have with human and non-human others, as well as any connections with artefacts and the material environment, are included in all considerations of pedagogical play.

About the authors

Dr Avis Ridgway, PhD (2010), MEd, GDEA, BEd, DipT. EC., is an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia. Avis focuses on using a cultural historical approach to early childhood research to examine historical influences on learning, pedagogical play, the cultural world of babies and toddlers, spaces that educate, innovative teacher practices and visual narrative methodology.

Dr Gloria Quinones PhD (2013), MEd, BEd, is a lecturer and early career researcher at Faculty of Education, Monash University, Australia and member of the Child and Community Development Faculty Research Group. Gloria’s research, conducted in both Mexico and Australia, focuses on emotions, play, pedagogy, cultural and affective worlds of infants and toddlers and  innovative visual methodologies.

Dr Liang Li PhD (2012), MEd (EC), MEd (Intl TESOL), Grad.Dip (ECE), B.Law, is a lecturer and an early career researcher in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia, and a member of the Child and Community Development Faculty Research Group. Her research interests focus on child development, cultural world of babies and toddlers, family study, play and pedagogy, early childhood teacher education and visual methodology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-287-475-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-474-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1382-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Early Childhood Pedagogical Play
Book Subtitle
A Cultural-Historical Interpretation Using Visual Methodology
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-475-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-475-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-474-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1382-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 185
Number of Illustrations
130 b/w illustrations
Topics