Overlapping arenas of knowledge informing early years education

Anna Cox*

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    This chapter considers some of the historical influences on how young children (those aged from birth to 3 and from 3 to 7 years) are educated in the 21st century and goes on to discuss play as a means of learning. The chapter contains ideas from a range of disciplines but certainly does not cover all that informs high quality early years experiences. It aims to set the scene for the more specific chapters which follow, so many themes are introduced which are expanded elsewhere. Chapter Two discusses play as a means of learning and what playful learning means. These two chapters support the rest of the book.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPlayful Pedagogies: How Young Children Learn in International and Multicultural Settings
    EditorsAnna Cox, Estelle Tarry
    Place of PublicationWoodbridge
    PublisherJohn Catt Educational Ltd
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9781909717374
    Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2015

    Publication series

    NameWorld Class Schools
    PublisherJohn Catt


    • pedagogy
    • early years
    • international
    • multicultural


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