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Play Based Approach

Is this suitable for teaching literacy
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Jan Pettersen

on 7 March 2016

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Transcript of Play Based Approach

Roles...
Weaknesses
What is a Play Based Approach?
Human
Natural
Engaging
Play
"If teaching is your job, does that mean playing is my job?"
Eowyn Henessey 30/6/11
How can we help families to see the advantages?
1. Appreciate

2. Presentation

3. Involvement
What is literacy?
'It's not just reading and writing..it's listening, speaking, veiwing, drawing too.
(+ Technology)
Does play always mean learning?
Planning
1. Wants

2. Needs

3. Desires
How do we conquer the imbalance?
1. What

2. When

3. Where

4. How
Do children have limitations?
Do teachers have the experience?
Support
1. Peers

2. Adults

3. Children
Strengths
What can children learn through play?
What is the role of the teacher?
Planning
What do they already know?
What they want to learn?
What they need to learn?
How can we go about learning?
Creating
Environment
Meaning & Relevance
Variety & Choice
Exploration
Assess
How?
the
What?
and
How to progress?
What is the role of child?
Hi, I'm Penny
How can we use the storyline approach to develop literacy?
This is where I live
Literacy games:
Spelling with ice letter
Description games
Water writing outdoors
but...
I want to live here
Literacy games:
Spelling with ice in the sand pit
Buried treasure alphabet (find the letters to related words)
which could lead to...
discussion on..
or to...
assessing
planning
creating
developing
Teaching
Role of the adult
Learning
Role of the child
planning
creating
environment
If we are to believe that play is learning, how can we recognise it?
Solitary
Parallel
Co-operative
Structured
Unstructured
Self-directed
What skills can play develop?
other areas of the curriculum that could be linked...
Storyline Approach
The Reggio Emilia Approach
What is the REA?
Essential...
How does this link to the PBA?
Bibliography
Bennett, N, Wood, L and Rogers, S (1997), ‘Teaching Through Play: Teachers’ thinking and classroom practice’, Open University Press
Bruce, T (1991), ‘Time in Play in Early Childhood Education’, Hodder and Stoughton
Fromberg, D (1987), Play, in P. Monighan-Nourot, B. Scales, J. VanHoorn and M. Almy (eds) ‘Looking at Children’s Play’, New York, Teachers College Press
Godwin, D and Perkins, M (2002), ‘Teaching Language and Literacy in the Early Years’, David Fulton Publishers
HMIe, (2009), ‘The Curriculum for Excellence’, Scottish Executive, HMIe
Massey, S (????) ‘Forest School in Worcestershite LEA, The Benefits of a Forest School Experience for Children in their Early Years, http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/pdf/Worcs%20Forest%20School%20Research%20Academic%20Journal.pdf
Meckly, A (2002), ‘Observing Children’s Play: Mindful Methods. Paper presented to the international Toy Research Association, London, 12 August 2002
Wood, E and Attfield, J (2007), ‘Play, Learning and the Early Childhood and Curriculum’, 2nd Edition Paul Chapman Publishing
http://www.kidsactivities.com.au/article/58
Conclusion
Dame Gillian Pugh
"...less formally structured curriculum...lets get back to their enthusiasm and excitement"
PBA is a strong foundation...are essential for children's formal academic achievement as well as their wellbeing.
self-motivated
self-directed
self-confidence
co-operate
persistance
concentration
How can we ensure that the PBA is successful?
integration
thoughtful
strategies
goals
objectives
Child have control over their learning through...
relationships
world
explore
expression
partnership
planning
creating
learning
A Play Based Approach
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