Title

Numberjacks are on their way! A cultural historical reflection on contemporary society and the early childhood curriculum

Publication Date

2010

Abstract

This paper considers the temporal aspects of the early childhood curriculum from a cultural historical perspective, and in doing so focuses on the role of play in early childhood education. Drawing on ideas derived from cultural historical theory regarding the historical basis of community practices and knowledge, the paper reflects on the type of experiences that characterise playful activity for some of today's young children. Examples from previous research conducted by the author are provided as prompts for personal reflection on the temporal dimensions of cultural historical theory and the early childhood curriculum in order to understand the role of contemporary play experiences in children's learning.

Document Type

Journal Article

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ERA Access

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