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The present study deals with the importance of play for children's learning in preschool. The purpose is to investigate the importance of play for children's learning in preschool from a pedagogue’s perspective. The study is based on two issues: How does the pedagogue´s who were interviewed reason about the impact the play has on children's development? How does the pedagogue´s approach to make play a learning situation? The empirical data is based on semi-structured interviews with four preschool pedagogue´s. The present study was interpreted using the theories of Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory, educational developing theory, psychoanalytic theory of play and also cognitive theory of play. A general conclusion of the study shows that the pedagogue’s really believe that the play has a huge impact on children’s development, for example their language development. At the same time, the pedagogue´s believe that as an educator you have to be available and provide nutrients to the play, to make the play into a learning situation. The pedagogue´s can also do exercises to develop different skills.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 35 p.
pedagogue, play, learning, development, preschool
pedagog, lek, lärande, utveckling, förskola
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17930OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17930DiVA: diva2:585827
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Vuorenpää, Sari, Doktorand