Title

Finding the balance: a play-framework for play-based learning and intentional teaching in early childhood education

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Edwards, S, Cutter-Mackenzie, Moore, D & Boyd, W 2017, 'Finding the balance: a play-framework for play-based learning and intentional teaching in early childhood education', Every Child, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 14-15.

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http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/EC1701_Finding-the-balance.pdf

Abstract

Balancing open-ended play and intentional teaching in early childhood education can be difficult. Open-ended play can appear to be at odds with intentional teaching. Open-ended play provides children with important opportunities for exploring materials and experimenting with ideas.