Play time has been thought to be an important part of the Kindergarten experience. However; over the years there has been a shift in what is seen in the Kindergarten classroom. Rarely is play seen in the classroom; rather there is more focus on seated work for efficiency of meeting all standards during the year. This thesis focused on how important play in the Kindergarten classroom and how much children learn through play that examined the child’s perception of what they learned after a mixture of guided play and free play centers. Through observations of the children and interviews, this thesis showed learning can be seen while in play through the eyes of children. Students’ observations showed learning through both independent play as well as playing in groups of students. Every station observed through this study showed some type of learning whether it was a general understanding of concepts or a very specific understanding of the concepts the students were introduced to during play. This study also showed that students learned in both guided and free play settings.
|Commitee:||Pijning, Ernst, Thrope, Leslee|
|School:||Minot State University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Dakota|
|Source:||MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Children, Early childhood education, Kindergarten, Play|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be