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dc.contributor.supervisorQuinn, Jocey
dc.contributor.authorMart, Mehmet
dc.contributor.otherFaculty of Arts and Humanitiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-23T16:03:16Z
dc.date.available2018-05-23T16:03:16Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier10485021en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/11563
dc.description.abstract

My thesis presents a comparison of English and Turkish Early Years/Kindergarten teachers’ understandings and practices of outdoor activities. Comparative research provides a wider understanding of the two different cultures’ current circumstances in outdoor activities. Such research provides in-depth understanding of educational aspects in different cultures, and produces enhancement opportunities for educational pedagogies (Alexander, 2001). I had been conscious of possible differences in cultural perception of childhood and its temporal effects on historical developments as well as on the way children play and engage in outdoor activities and this informed my approach. This thesis was based on ethnographic research involving two sets of observations and interviews exploring English and Turkish teachers’ perceptions and practices of outdoor activities. The observations and interviews were held both before and after an intervention that I introduced. This intervention used social media to allow teachers to exchange photographs and comments about their outdoor learning practices and share ideas across the two countries. Four main themes emerged from the research: professional learning in the early years, barriers, freedom and pedagogic roles. The interaction that allowed them to see different practices had a notable impact on the teachers; enhancing their approach to outdoor activities and contributing to their professional development. Therefore, this research reveals the importance of cross-cultural research as well as the practicality of the new model: The Online Interactive Professional Learning Model based on the Experiential Learning Theory (ELT).

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dc.description.sponsorshipRepublic of Turkey Ministry of National Educationen_US
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Plymouth
dc.subjectoutdoor activitiesen_US
dc.subjectcomparative researchen_US
dc.subjectearly yearsen_US
dc.subjectkindergartenen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectEnglanden_US
dc.subjectethnographyen_US
dc.subjectprofessional learningen_US
dc.subject.classificationPhDen_US
dc.titleA Comparison of English and Turkish Early Years/Kindergarten Teachers’ Understandings of and Practices in Outdoor Activitiesen_US
dc.typeThesis
plymouth.versionpublishableen_US
dc.rights.embargoperiodNo embargoen_US
dc.type.qualificationDoctorateen_US
rioxxterms.versionNA
plymouth.orcid_idhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5055-9951en_US


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