Title page for ETD etd-042399-110053

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Carrick, Nathalie R.
Author's Email Address ncarrick@vt.edu
URN etd-042399-110053
Title Exploring the Contribution of Videotaped Documentation to Children's Symbolic Play
Degree Master of Science
Department Human Development
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Sawyers, Janet K. Committee Chair
Benson, Mark J. Committee Member
Graham, George M. Committee Member
Stremmel, Andrew J. Committee Member
  • pretend play
  • Reggio Emilia
  • videotape
Date of Defense 1999-04-16
Availability unrestricted
This study explored how documentation contributed to children’s symbolic play. The naturally occurring symbolic play of two children, five-years-old, was videotaped in their classroom for four weeks. Edited segments of their symbolic play were then given to the children to revisit and reflect on with the researcher through questions on themes, roles and object substitutions. Each child participated in three interview sessions. The children’s thoughts on themes, roles, object substitutions, pretense and play negotiation were described. The children’s symbolic play in the classroom and during the interviews was described in relation to the claims of documentation. The role of documentation in children’s symbolic play was discussed. Recommendations for future use of documentation and children’s symbolic play were made.
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