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Children's learning and development in an early childhood education setting in Indonesia: A Playworld approach

posted on 30.03.2021, 02:34 by ADE DWI UTAMI
This research developed an innovative play approach in the Indonesian context to explore the power of imagination in play to improve children’s learning and development. By filming teachers and children as they developed a collective imaginary play in learning, this study shows a powerful impact of using imagination in play for children’s learning and development in different areas, including science, technology, communication, wellbeing and creativity. The changes in teachers’ practices, including teacher positioning as play-partners were found positive to help children develop. Therefore, this innovative play pedagogy is a potential tool for teachers to support children’s learning and development.


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Principal supervisor

Marilyn Fleer

Additional supervisor 1

Liang Li

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Universitas Negeri Jakarta


Doctor of Philosophy

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