Socio Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education Research Proposal by write123

Socio Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education
A research proposal discussing the importance of socio-dramatic plays in early childhood education.
# 105921 | 1,855 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2008 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Early Childhood) , Drama and Theater (General)

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This paper presents a research proposal that explores the role of socio-dramatic play within the modern educational settings and explores how it affects the daily lives of children. The research paper also aims to explore how socio dramatic play in early childhood education enhances student performance. The paper discusses how socio-dramatic play compels children to use their imagination, thoughts and creativity.

Table of Contents:
Statement of the Problem
Purpose Statement
Significance of the Study
Literature Review
Research Questions
Sub Questions
Research Objectives
Research Method
Sampling Frame
Method of Selecting the Sample Elements
Data Collection
Scale Development for the Questionnaire
Data Analysis
Reliability and Validity of the Results
Ethical Issues

From the Paper:

"Piaget, who is a cognitive theorist, believed that play can help children develop several cognitive and emotional stages and it is a key instrument in the early mental growth of children. Piaget believed that people change and adapt according to the conditions around them and this change and adaptation is the ultimate weapon for personal growth and development. Tsao (2002) writes, "Children who play over and over again with the same object, such as repeatedly pretending to drink from an empty cup, actually are practicing eye-hand coordination and developing sensory-motor skills. At the same time, children practice the behaviors that are acceptable to society so that they can act appropriately in different situations. Different kinds of play require different levels of cognitive sophistication, and that is why each different type of play is found at a specific stage of cognitive development (Tsao, 2002; pg 230)" Similarly, Vygotsky, who is a socio-cultural theorist, conceptualized play as a tool, which assists children develop self-control. It helps children in mastering their behavior and allows them to understand the difference between thought and action. According to Vygotsky, play also helps in the development of advanced cognitive skills and abstract thinking (Tsao, 2002)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bredekamp, S., & Copple, C. (Eds.). (1997). Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs. Washington, D. C.:National Association for the Education of Young Children.
  • Calabrese, M.N. (2003). Developing Quality Sociodramatic Play in the Classroom for Young Children with Language Delays. Australian Journal of Early Childhood. 28: 3, pp 33+.
  • Cohen, L. Manion, L. Morrison, K. (2000), Research Methods in Education, Routledge Falmer, London, Publication.
  • Hanneke, H-S. (2000), Interaction and the Standardized Survey Interview: The Living Questionaire, Cambridge University Press
  • Hughes, F. P. (1999). Children, play, and development (3rd ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Socio Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education (2008, July 21) Retrieved February 06, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Socio Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Education" 21 July 2008. Web. 06 February. 2023. <>