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VALUE JUDGMENTS ON MEANING AND AIMS OF USING GAMES GIVEN BY PRESCHOOL TEACHERS

By Inessa V. Usoltseva

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<p><strong>The aim</strong> of the presented article is to understand value, aims and practical aspects (frequency, diversity, etc.) of using games by preschool teachers with different levels of education.</p><p><strong>Methods.</strong> In the conducted survey, 308 preschool teachers answered a questionnaire developed by leading researcher in ethnopedagogy of play V. M. Grigoriev. Examinees were divided into three groups different in educational level (undergraduated, graduated from college, specialized secondary education). The data were analyzed by comparing value judgments about meaning and aims of using games given by preschool teachers with different levels of education. Also value judgments were compared with practical aspects (frequency, diversity, etc.) of the use of games in teachers’ professional work, and with their degree of satisfaction with it. Special attention was paid to the usage of ethno games. The analysis was done out in the program stаstistica 5.0 v and using the methods of nonparametric statistics.</p><p><strong>Results.</strong> The results have showed statistically significant differences between value judgments given by preschool teachers with different levels of education on values of games for developing various children personal qualities, frequency and diversity of use of different types of games. Problems in practical application of national games (Russian national games, games of the people of Russia and people of other countries, international games) are designated.</p><p><strong>Scientific novelty.</strong> The author is the first to state the data about divergence influence in valuable representations and purposes of teachers of preschool centres on potential use of game technologies in daily work, and that is reflected in education productivity of younger children; wherein the game is the main activity. Specificity of national games in teaching is shown.</p><p><strong>Practical significance.</strong> The paper materials can be useful at the organisation of methodical work in preschool educational institutions, and by working out of programs of courses for teachers’ qualification improvement.</p

Topics: игра, народные игры, воспитатели детского сада, дошкольное детство, анкетирование, Education, L
Publisher: Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:3260990418284ad996363e47b5912841
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