Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Education (MAE)
This study is a look into students' views surrounding play and its place in the elementary classroom. The study was qualitative in nature and focused wholly on student interviews and their viewpoints and opinions on the subject. From these interviews, four broad themes were established. These themes revealed that students found play to be crucial in developing and maintaining friendships, destressing throughout the day, keeping up focus during lessons, and finally, there needs to be more play in schools. These themes suggest play should be taken more seriously in the classroom, as students view it to be crucial in several areas vital for their own academic success.
Skjerseth, Aaron, "The Role of PIay in Elementary School: The Perceptions of Students" (2018). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1352.