A play, tens of teachers and hundreds of their ideas about child who doesn't play


Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER), CYPRUS, 8 - 11 February 2012, vol.47, pp.2025-2030 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 47
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.943
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Page Numbers: pp.2025-2030
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Most scientists and psychologists emphasize the positive effects of play on children. At this point, understanding teachers' opinions about play will be important for ensuring the arrangement of the environment based on play. The purpose of this research determines the teachers' ideas about play. Moreover, determines the teachers' natural play behaviours and also comparing the children's and teacher's thoughts about play are another aims of this study. A planned game and a poster were used for taking data. Descriptive analysis method was used for analysing the results. According to the results, participants have some stereotyped ideas about play. Although there are some differences, teachers' answers are mostly parallel to the children's thoughts, feelings and behaviours about play. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection