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[Xmca-l] Re: Play and symbolic thought --

What specifically about Vygotsky's claims and the relationship between play and symbolic thought are you looking for research to substantiate? Are you looking for contemporary research? What kind of research? The path is not always easy or direct because Vygotsky's thoughts encompassed larger ideas within which a myriad of approaches to research on this topic can be framed and approached. At least this has been my experience in hunting it down :)
--The other Monica

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Subject: [Xmca-l] Play and symbolic thought --

Monica and I have been talking about Vygotsky's work on the relationship between play and symbolic thought and been being challenged by Swedish preschool teachers.  Is there an experiment that shows Vygotsky was correct in his claims about this relationship?  We can't find any!
Beth Ferholt
Assistant Professor
School of Education
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
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