Guest Editor’s INTRODUCTION [Special Issue: Outdoor Play and Learning]
AUTHOR : Shirley Wyver
INFORMATION : page. 1~5 / 2018 Vol.12 No.2
It is an interesting time in human history. Being outdoors generally costs nothing and
can be extremely pleasurable. Yet outdoor opportunities that were once taken for granted
are diminishing (Bhosale, Duncan, & Schofield, 2017; Milteer, Ginsburg, & Mulligan,
2012; Woolley & Griffin, 2015). Rhee (2016) noted that in many Asian regions, preference
for more academically oriented activities in early childhood education settings has led to
both indoor and outdoor play being sidelined. Outdoors is considered to be riskier and there
is still a strong image of real learning occurring indoors. While the value of outdoor play
and learning is often acknowledged, many questions remain regarding pedagogies, research
approaches, benefits, and even basic definitions. This special issue of Asia-Pacific Journal
of Research in Early Childhood Education contributes to current debate, empirical findings,
and recommendations for policy and pedagogy regarding the outdoors.
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.