PLAY

PLAY – (1000 Words approx.)
Describe different types of play. Link each type of play with a relevant theory of play.
Refer to the following types of play
• Vigorous
• Technology
• Language/books
• Games
Each theory should be explained. Possible theories are listed below.
Cognitive Theory
• Bruner and Vygotsky- Socio Cultural/ Social Learning Theory
• Piaget: Constructivist Theory.
Behaviourist Theory
• Pavlov: Classical Conditioning
• Skinner: Operant Conditioning
Play Theory
• Tina Bruce: Free Flow Play
• Corrinne Hutt: Metal Box Experiment (Curiosity, Exploration, Manipulation)
• Kathy Sylva: Simple vs Complex Play
• Sturrock and Else: Play Cycle
• Bob Hughes: Playwork
Sources are linked below.
https://education.gov.scot/media/3bjpr3wa/realisingtheambition.pdf
https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/strategy-plan/2013/10/playstrategy-scotland-action-plan/documents/00437132-pdf/00437132-
pdf/govscot%3Adocument/00437132.pdf
https://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html
https://www.simplypsychology.org/constructivism.html
https://www.simplypsychology.org/bruner.html
https://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html
https://www.simplypsychology.org/behaviorism.html
Book – Evolutionary Playwork by Bob Hughes

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