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Creating a Theoretical Framework for Playful Learning and Pedagogy : The Finnish Perspective (2022)


Kangas, J., & Harju-Luukkainen, H. (2022). Creating a Theoretical Framework for Playful Learning and Pedagogy : The Finnish Perspective. In H. Harju-Luukkainen, J. Kangas, & S. Garvis (Eds.), Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care : A Multi-theoretical perspective on research and practice (pp. 195-208). Springer. Early Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95512-0_14


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Publication details

All authors or editorsKangas, Jonna; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi

Parent publicationFinnish Early Childhood Education and Care : A Multi-theoretical perspective on research and practice

Parent publication editorsHarju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Kangas, Jonna; Garvis, Susanne

ISBN978-3-030-95511-3

eISBN978-3-030-95512-0

Journal or seriesEarly Childhood Research and Education : An Inter-theoretical Focus

ISSN2946-6091

eISSN2946-6105

Publication year2022

Publication date03/06/2022

Pages range195-208

Number of pages in the book280

PublisherSpringer

Place of PublicationCham

Publication countrySwitzerland

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95512-0_14

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92037

Publication is parallel publishedhttp://hdl.handle.net/10138/352796


Abstract

In this chapter we create a framework around the concept of play as a multimodal attitude or experience in early childhood education. In the Finnish curriculum for ECE play is considered essential for learning and is supported with a systematic and goal-oriented approach to scaffold children into engaging in learning opportunities. Therefore, teachers create good preconditions for play, supervise it in a suitable way and ensure that each child gets an opportunity to participate in play according to their skills and capabilities. In this chapter we analyze the play and playful approach in the Finnish ECE with the help of content analysis of policy documents and previously published peer reviewed scientific papers. At the end of this chapter we present a theoretical framework of playful learning and pedagogy. This model is conducted through a meta-analysis of learning theories, theories of play and of the recent research literature. It is a tool for teachers and researchers to reflect their playful practices and contextualize the concept of play in the context of education.


Keywordsearly childhood education and carepedagogyplaying (children's games)play-based pedagogylearning experiencesmultimodality


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2


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