Early years and key stage 1 teachers’ attitudes towards outdoor and online play

Kelly, Sarah Kate, Sharpe, Rachael and Fotou, Nikolaos (2022) Early years and key stage 1 teachers’ attitudes towards outdoor and online play. Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education . ISSN 0300-4279

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Children’s opportunities for outdoor play have declined (Nash, D. 2018. The Construction of the Decline of Children’s Outdoor Play as a Social Problem in the UK. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University) whilst opportunities for online play are increasing (Berrett, B., J. Murphy, and J. Sullivan. 2012. “Administrator Insights and Reflections: Technology Integration in Schools.” The Qualitative Report 17 (1): 200–221). This study investigated early years/key stage 1 teachers’ attitudes towards outdoor and online play utilising (Rosenberg, M. J., and C. I. Hovland. 1960. “Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioural Components of Attitudes.” In Attitude Organization and Change, edited by M. Rosenberg, C. Hovland, W. McGuire, R. Abelson, and J. Brehm, 1–14. Connecticut: Yale University Press) tripartite model of attitudes. An online survey was employed with 30 early years/key stage 1 teachers, gaining an understanding of teachers’ attitudes towards outdoor and online play. In summary, results show there is significant variation in teachers’ attitudes towards outdoor and online play, whilst children’s opportunities for outdoor and online play within UK early education also remain infrequent and varied.

Keywords:outdoor play, online play, technology, teacher attitudes, early years, primary school
Subjects:X Education > X320 Academic studies in Primary Education
X Education > X110 Training Teachers - Nursery
X Education > X310 Academic studies in Nursery Education
X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
X Education > X100 Training Teachers
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:47890
Deposited On:16 Feb 2022 14:49

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