The Practitioners’ Awareness on the Effectiveness of Play in Developing Prosocial Bahavior among Preschool Children in Malaysia

Abu Bakar, Norsuhaily (2010) The Practitioners’ Awareness on the Effectiveness of Play in Developing Prosocial Bahavior among Preschool Children in Malaysia. Literacy Information & Computer Education Journal, 1 (1). pp. 11-18. ISSN 20402589

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Abstract

This study is set in the context of an increasing awareness of the need for and importance of play learning experience for preschool children to its crucial role and contributions to various aspects of child development. The Pelan Induk Pembangunan Pendidikan or Blueprint sets the policies and strategies in developing human capital development. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate and investigate teachers’ perspectives on play and the implementation of play towards children’s learning in preschool practice in meeting with PIPP. Teachers’ perceptions of play were described and analyzed with respect to their definition, roles and values of play in relation to children’s learning. Two methods of data collection were deployed. First, semi-structured in depth face to face interviews were carried out on 20 preschool teachers, 2 administrators and 2 policy makers. Secondly, observations based on a category system were undertaken in 15 preschools in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Effectiveness of play, prosocial behaviour
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Norsuhaily Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 04:11
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 04:11
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/830

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