Play in pre-service teacher education

Curtis, Elizabeth ORCID: (2015) Play in pre-service teacher education. The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 22 (4). ISSN 2327-7955


This paper reports on a research study undertaken with a small group of pre-service teachers enrolled in a one year postgraduate diploma in primary (P-7) education. The project’s aim was to provide a practical framework to investigate the extent to which the use of a play-based pedagogy in pre-service teacher education aids the students. The paper will discuss the students’ self-reported engagement and learning in the subject and how it was enhanced through the active learning approach, specifically play. This study demonstrates the possibilities for a ‘play’ approach in informing teaching and learning practices in pre-service teacher education and the need to more closely align the pedagogical practices utilised with the future classrooms of the students.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2020 23:54
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 03:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-service teacher education, higher education, active learning
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.18848/2327-7955/CGP/v22i04/48628

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