In the context of EECERA Rethinking Play has to be thought provoking and reflecting on issues that relate to developments at scientific, social, educational and policy level; multidisciplinary and open for theoretical and practice based research; sensitive to issues of diversity, and rights and lived experiences of children.
The SIG Rethinking Play will start to discuss 3 issues:
- Cultural differences in the concept of play and the valuation of the role of play in young children’s learning and education. Consequences for exchange of ideas with non-western colleagues and the implementation of play-based programmes in non-western countries.
- The role of the teacher in supporting and stimulation young children’s play and learning, including the discussion of educational preschool programmes.
- Play and learning of children under 3 years old in day care centres.
Click to view the 2014-2015 report (pdf) Sofia Avgitidou and Maritta Hännikäinen