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Learning Through Play


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PART I: THEORIES AND PERSPECTIVES ON PLAY1. What is Play? Tracy Treaure2. Theories of Play: Historical to Contemporary Tracy Treaure3. Why Play is the Way in Early Childhood Contexts Tracy Treaure PART 2: CONSTRUCTING A PLAY-BASED APPROACH4. The Indoor Environment Christine Robinson and Gerardine Neylon5. Creating Outdoor Environments for Learning Through Play Dee O'Connor6. The Role of the Educator Within Play-Based Approaches Dee O'ConnorPART 3: CURRICULUM, POLICY AND PLANNING FOR PLAY7. Current Australian Frameworks and Play Christine Robinson8. Integrating Curriculum within a Play-Based Approach Cathie Harrison9. Documentation within Play-based Approaches Samantha Wynne and Gerardine Neylon PART 4: CONSIDERATIONS FOR EDUCATORS10. Diversity Considerations in Play Christine Robinson, Tracy Treasure and Dee O'Connor11. Technology in Play Christine Robinson12. International Perspectives on Play-Based Approaches Gerardine Neylon and Tracy Treasure13. The Future of Play: Challenges and Opportunities Christine Robinson

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Christine Robinson is Senior Lecturer and Early Childhood Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle campus. Tracy Treasure is a Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle campus. Dr Dee O'Connor is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle campus. Dr Gerardine Neylon is Course Coordinator for the Masters of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Western Australia. Dr Cathie Harrison is Senior Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney campus, and teaches in postgraduate early childhood degree programs. Samantha Wynne is an Early Childhood Educator and Consultant with over 25Ayears of classroom experience.

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