Playful structure: a novel image of early years pedagogy for primary school classrooms

  title={Playful structure: a novel image of early years pedagogy for primary school classrooms},
  author={G. Walsh and L. Sproule and C. McGuinness and K. Trew},
  journal={Early Years},
  pages={107 - 119}
Playful structure is a new pedagogic image representing a more balanced and integrated perspective on early years pedagogy, aiming to blend apparent dichotomies and contradictions and to sustain and evolve play-based practice beyond Year 1. Playful structure invites teachers and children to initiate and maintain a degree of playfulness in the child’s whole learning experience, even when the learning intentions demand a supportive structure. Thus, playfulness becomes characteristic of the… Expand
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