In this assignment, you must create a flyer defending play in the classroom. Your flyer must be research-based and you must find at least two of your citations from the Library.
We'll first look at how to find research and sources about play in education. See the box below titled Keyword Bank: Developmental Domains & Play for additional tips about focusing your research on a particular developmental domain or learning style.
Keyword Bank: Play in the Classroom
Your strategy will be to combine words and phrases related to play with words and phrases related to things you need to know about it - like its use in the classroom.
Here are some keyword examples you can use to mix-and-match within ProQuest Education and other sources:
This isn't a comprehensive list of every option, but it should help you start your research. Remember that research is a process and you may need to try a few searches before you start finding exactly what you need.
Also note that Proquest, EBSCO, and most of our other databases automatically assume the word AND between words and phrases, and using quotation marks tells databases to search exact words and phrases. Joining words and phrases will target (or narrow) the search to more specific results. In other words, the more words and phrases you type in, the fewer results you'll see, but they'll be more specific.
You can also try expanding your search by using the search box on the Find of this research guide. This box, powered by EBSCO Discovery Service, will expand the resources beyond just ProQuest Education's and include everything EBSCO and our other databases has to offer.
A suggested search to try may be "play-based learning" "early childhood classroom"
It's unlikely you will find one single article about how play addresses learning in all of the developmental domains and learning styles. The best approach is to search specific domains and individual learning styles. Below are examples of what combining a search about play with a specific developmental domain or learning style could look like:
There may also be alike-phrases someone writing an article would use to describe developmental domain or learning style. For example, "physical development" can also be modified like this:
The term play can also be replaced with play-based learning and/or play-based curriculum. For example: