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Examining teacher’s belief and practices in preschool outdoor play – A diverse case studies

Anitha, Thiagarajam (2021) Examining teacher’s belief and practices in preschool outdoor play – A diverse case studies. Masters thesis, Asia e University.

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The aim of diverse study was to locate the beliefs and practices in regards to outdoor play for early educators at three multiple preschool areas. Every area, situated at Klang district rendered a dissimilar playground surrounding which are natural, mixed and manufactured. School playground surroundings involved a natural environment with tree, grass and restrained stationery tools, a traditional, mainly implanted manufactured playground and natural with manufactured mix playground. For purpose of this study the concept early education refers full-day and half-day programs, for children ages group between 3 to 5 years old. Utilizing purposeful, greatest form of sampling, three teachers from every preschool were picked to participate, rooted on ages, total years of experience and education qualification. The Data collection technique is done using observation, by the method of measurement scale of preschool outdoor environment (Cusco & McGinnis,2005) semi structured interviews and document analysis is to get a general picture on the objective for every preschool concerning young one’s practice on the playground and attain triangulation of details. Cross- case analysis was formed as the subsequent types of knowledge of themes: teachers organise, teacher beliefs, teachers practices and playgrounds features. Findings from the research shows that even though each of teachers appreciated the arrangement of outdoor play and observed their form and arch over their duty as supervisory, a dissimilarity prevailed on how the teachers participate with children and make use of the playground environment to make the best on children’s learning. Teacher’s execution varied from directing independently play to organizing an activities and interconnection and associated with children to make a structure, scaffolding the learning. According to this research, the features of the playgrounds carry out and influence the teacher’s interconnection and associate with young ones. Teachers who have more likeable mindset to loose element was more expected to involve loose element on the playground surroundings, and were observed as better take part in significant connection and associate with children. Recommendations are given for administrator of early education and faculty of higher education.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Divisions: School of Education & Cognitive Science
Depositing User: Muhamad Aizat Nazmi Mohd Nor Hamin
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2022 03:21
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2022 03:21

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