Review of dissertation «A Comparison of Cognitive Play Skills Within a Natural and Manufactured Preschool Playground» by Kelly Groeber

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Abstract

The article examines the structure of the game space as a factor, providing formation of creativity which in its turn is regarded as personal competence in preschool children. The data obtained by the author contribute to the general knowledge about age dynamics and typology of skills that are gained by children in the process of shaping of their playing competences. They also demonstrate the deficit of child development in conditions of artificial gaming environment, lacking natural components. The article also contains a big number of pictures, showing the functional capacities of different playgrounds, tabular figures, and volumetric methodical applicationы. The present comparative qualitative analysis is aimed at mapping cognitive skills, formed in preschool children in case they spend more time on the playgrounds, equipped with the elements of natural origin (natural) or artificial ( metal) elements.

General Information

Keywords: psychology, education, cognitive gaming skills, playground with natural fillings, outdoor games, preschool age.

Journal rubric: Presentation of Scientific Works

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2016050106

For citation: Florova N.B. Review of dissertation «A Comparison of Cognitive Play Skills Within a Natural and Manufactured Preschool Playground» by Kelly Groeber [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 46–52. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

References

  1. Groeber K. A comparison of cognitive play skills within a natural and manufactured preschool playground [Electronic resource]. Missouri Baptist University. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. Ann Arbor, 2015. 73 p. URL: http://search.proquest.com/docview/1666812948?accountid=35419 (Accessed: 21.01.2016).

Information About the Authors

Nina B. Florova, PhD in Biology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3309-7860, e-mail: ninaflorova@yandex.ru

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