Constructing Understandings through Play in the Early Years

@inproceedings{Dockett1998ConstructingUT,
  title={Constructing Understandings through Play in the Early Years},
  author={Sue Dockett},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract This article explores the role of play in one specific area of cognitive development. It is suggested that children's engagement in shared pretend play promotes the development of a representational theory of mind in at least two ways: through generating a sense of cognitive conflict as children encounter views and ideas that contrast with their own understandings (a Piagetian perspective) and through the construction of understandings that come from interacting in a social context and… CONTINUE READING

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