Constituting play connection with very young children : Adults' active participation in play

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Pursi , A & Lipponen , L 2018 , ' Constituting play connection with very young children : Adults' active participation in play ' , Learning, Culture and Social Interaction , vol. 17 , pp. 21-37 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2017.12.001

Title: Constituting play connection with very young children : Adults' active participation in play
Author: Pursi, Annukka; Lipponen, Lasse
Contributor organization: Department of Education
Learning, Culture & Interventions (LECI)
Date: 2018-06-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
ISSN: 2210-6561
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2017.12.001
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/309841
Abstract: A large body of educational research has focused on play as one of children's own activities, however, considerably less attention has been paid to structures and practices associated with joint play between adults and children. This article contributes to this line of research by analyzing adults' participation in joint play with very young children. The data consist of 10 rich make-believe play cases taken from 150 h of videotaped, naturally occurring interactions in a group care setting. The results show that the ability of adults to build sustained co-participation in play with very young children demands delicately timed observations, initiatives and responses with attuned and coordinated use of gesture, gaze and talk. In all, this study provides one way to study and understand better what adults are doing in practice while they are actively co-participating in play. Pedagogical implications for early childhood education are discussed.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
PLAY
PARTICIPATION
joint action
adult-child interaction
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by_nc_nd
Usage restriction: openAccess
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