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Pages: 4713-4719
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2042

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHILDREN’S PLAY PATTERNS

D. O'Connor1, M. McCormack2, C. Robinson1, V. O'Rourke3

1The University of Notre Dame (AUSTRALIA)
2Dublin City University (IRELAND)
3Letterkenny Institute of Technology (IRELAND)
This paper presents findings from The Irish Neighbourhood Play Study; a national, cross-border research project which recorded children’s play patterns in Ireland during 2012. The study incorporated 1688 families across 240 communities.

This study recorded the play patterns of children in Ireland aged birth-14 years. The findings of the study are discussed here in the context of gendered patterns. Particular emphasis is placed on the skill differences developed through various play choices. These differences are explored within the context of established literature on the learning strengths of boys and girls.

Established bodies of literature on children’s learning across gender lines has long been engaged in the debate about whether these differences are biological or socially constructed. This paper offers a parallel question; Are gender differences within learning, constructed through play choices within childhood?
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title = {BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHILDREN’S PLAY PATTERNS},
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D. O'Connor, M. McCormack, C. Robinson, V. O'Rourke (2017) BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN CHILDREN’S PLAY PATTERNS, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 4713-4719.
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