The Educative Significance of Child Play: Pedotherapeutic Implications

Van Wyk, Sarah

Translation (1996) of: Die Opvoedingsbetekenis van kinderspel. Durban: Butterworths, 1974. Edited September 2013. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 CHILD PLAY: ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE 1.1 Child play: anthropological perspective 1.2 What happens when a child plays? 1.3 What is meant by play? 1.4 A philosophical understanding of play 1.5 A provisional evaluation of the world of play 1.6 The spatiality of play 1.7 The temporality of play 1.8 The existential value of the phenomenon of play 1.9 Play as "boundary phenomenon" of life Summary References Chapter 2 CHILD PLAY: FUNDAMENTAL PEDAGOGIC PERSPECTIVE 2.1 Introduction: child play and fundamental pedagogic essentials 2.2 Essences of child play as preconditions for actualizing fundamental pedagogic essences 2.3 Fundamental pedagogic essences as preconditions for actualizing child play as an event of educating 2.4 Concluding remark References Chapter 3 CHILD PLAY: PSYCHOPEDAGOGIC PERSPECTIVE 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Intentionality 3.3 Actualization 3.4 Lived-experience 3.5 Becoming: lived-experience as becoming 3.6 Experiential world References Chapter 4 CHILD PLAY: A PEDOTHERAPEUTIC PERSPECTIVE 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Essences of the world of the child with deficiencies 4.3 The play of the child with deficient education 4.4 What is meant by pedotherapy? 4.5 The essentials of pedotherapy References Chapter 5 CHILD PLAY: A PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVE 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Play therapy 5.3 The role of the pedotherapist 5.4 Different modes of play 5.5 An example of an orthopedagogic investigation of and assistance to a twelve year old girl by means of play References