The 'state of play' in Australia: Early childhood educators and play-based learning

Jennifer SUMSION, Susan Jane GRIESHABER, Felicity MCARDLE, Paul SHIELD

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Abstract

THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES AN overview of the Education Meets Play study that will investigate early childhood educators' use of play-based learning, now mandatory under the National Quality Standard. By building on what can be gleaned about educators' approaches to play-based learning prior to the implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework, the study will contribute to the evidence base concerning the implementation and effects of Australia's early childhood education and care policy reform initiatives. Copyright © 2014 Early Childhood Australia Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-13
JournalAustralasian Journal of Early Childhood
Volume39
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Sumsion, J., Grieshaber, S. J., McArdle, F., & Shield, P. (2014). The 'state of play' in Australia: Early childhood educators and play-based learning. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(3), 4-13.

Keywords

  • Outdoor play
  • Contexts