Study of Sociodramatic Play in Early Childhood Education Research Proposal by Nicky

Study of Sociodramatic Play in Early Childhood Education
The paper is a research proposal for an investigation into the role of sociodramatic play in early education.
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The paper proposes research into the role and importance of sociodramatic play in early education. Relevant literature is reviewed and then the writer proposes to concentrate on a closer examination of how elements from reality (including characters, objects etc.) are incorporated into the child's play, and on the relationships that develop within the group of children during sociodramatic play.

Review of Literature
Statement of Hypotheses and Operational Definitions
Methods and Procedures

From the Paper:

"On the other hand, the dependent variable is the behavior of the child and, more specifically, the way that he integrates the independent variable (the puppets, in the case previously mentioned, but also the animals from the pet shop or actual activities, such as running the pet shop or being a puppeteer), into his socio dramatic games. At the same time, the dependent variable is also the way the integration of a new character or object from the existing reality is likely to influence the relationship between the children involved in the socio dramatic play, as the second objective of our study.
"The latter will probably be a more difficult observation to be recorded in a quantitative measurement, since it will rely very much not only on how often this happens, but on the underlying significance of the act at hand and of the social relationships between the children. It will also be important to determine whether or not that comes as a natural reflection of the integration of the element and characters from the real world or, in fact, from the capacity to be a leader/follower at all times. Even more importantly, this could also be due to the child's own natural characteristics rather than to the influences of the elements adopted from reality. Indeed, we do not know (and the study will not focus on this) whether leadership qualities are genetic or they come as a reaction of the interaction between a child/individual and society or the social relations that are formed between individuals."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berk, L. E., and A. Winsler. 1995. Scaffolding children's learning: Vygotsky and early education. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Byrne, M., K. Deerr, and L. G. Kropp. 2003. Book a play date: The game of promoting emergent literacy. American Libraries 34(8): 42-44
  • Dickinson, David K., & Tabors, Patton O. (2001). Beginning literacy with language. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.
  • Katz, Jane R. (2001). Playing at home: The talk of pretend play. In David K. Dickinson & Patton O. Tabors (Eds.), Beginning literacy with language (pp. 53-74). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes
  • Pellegrini, A. D.; Galda, Lee; Dresden, Janna; & Cox, Susan. (1991). A longitudinal study of the predictive relations among symbolic play, linguistic verbs, and early literacy. Research in the Teaching of English, 25(2), 219-235

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