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Barns utveckling genom lek: Pedagogers tankar om den fria lekens betydelse för barns språk- och sociala utveckling
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Childrens development through play : Teachers thoughts on the free plays importance for children's language and social development (English)
Abstract [en]

I conducted a study in which I examined the understanding of how teachers think about the importance of play for children's language and social development. To answer this, I have used previous research and literature that I consider to be relevant to my study. It includes mainly what play is and its historical development, the child's interaction in the play, and teachers' presence in the play and what significance the play has for children's language development. The method I have used to get answers to my questions are qualitative interviews and I have interviewed four active educators working with children aged 1-5 years. The result showed that it is the preschool teachers responsibility to include all children in the play, while it is important to be sensitive when children show that they want to play themselves, children's play must be respected as well as language and social progress go "hand in hand" in play.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 29 p.
Keyword [en]
educators, language, play, preschool, social development
Keyword [sv]
förskola, lek, pedagoger, socialutveckling, språk
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-43415OAI: diva2:940278
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Educational program
Early Years Education Programme, 210 hp
Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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