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The demise of play-based learning and why parents and educators are worried

Hesterman, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-7491-5527, Mitsopoulos, N., Briggs, S. and Cross, D. (2018) The demise of play-based learning and why parents and educators are worried. [Radio Broadcast] [Creative Output]


Should kindy and pre-primary students need to spend more time playing?

There's growing concern among teachers, parents and academics that play based learning in early childhood is declining and harming the development of young children.

And school principals are being blamed for being too concerned about NAPLAN results and insisting on more structured learning.

This Focus discussion examines the issue with Sue Briggs, who had a 40 year career in education as a teacher and consultant, Dr Sandra Hesterman, Director of Early Childhood Education at Murdoch University and journalist and mum Daile Cross.

Item Type: Creative Output
InterviewerMitsopoulos, N.
IntervieweeHesterman, S.
IntervieweeBriggs, S.
IntervieweeCross, D.
Company Credits: ABC Radio Perth
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: ABC Radio Perth
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Other Information: Broadcast: Tue 3 Apr 2018, 10:00am Duration: 48min 40sec
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