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Pre-University Teachers’ Perceptions on Play Based Pedagogy in the Classroom Context

EasyChair Preprint no. 1934

10 pagesDate: November 11, 2019


The purpose of the study was to identify the pre-university teachers’ perceptions on play based pedagogy in the classroom context. Six pre-university teachers from a local college participated in a qualitative study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to collect the data. The data was further analysed using thematic analysis. Our results show that pre-university teachers have incorporated play based pedagogy into their teaching to a certain extent. The emergence of positive emotions such as motivation, engagement, collaboration, enjoyment, fun, and happiness was the reason why teachers viewed playing as important for learning. On the other hand, students’ feedback, relevance and effectiveness of play based pedagogy were three of the main concerns raised by the teachers. A reference guideline such as module which comprises the types of playful techniques, recommendations, and case study reports was deemed necessary by the teachers in order to improve the implementation of play based pedagogy. The implications of the findings for the use of play-based pedagogy in higher educational practice are discussed.

Keyphrases: higher education, Play based pedagogy, Play in higher education, play-based learning, playful learning

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Ching Hao Chua and Azlina Kosnin and Kee Jiar Yeo},
  title = {Pre-University Teachers’ Perceptions on Play Based Pedagogy in the Classroom Context},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 1934},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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