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A collection of papers that make significant and original contributions to the field of educational and child psychology. This issue explores play and learning within educational settings.
Guest editorial: Play and learning in educational settings
Pat Broadhead & Diny van der Aalsvoort
'Don't enter - it's dangerous': Negotiations for power and exclusion in pre-school girls' play interactions
Ann-Carita Evaldsson & Britt Tellgren
Gendered discourses and practices in role play activities: A case study of young children in the English Foundation Stage
Elizabeth Wood & Joanna Cook
Behavioural differences exhibited by children when practising a task under formal and playful conditions
Karen McInnes, Justine Howard, Gareth E. Miles & Kevin Crowley
Play, cognition and self-regulation: What exactly are children learning when they learn through play?
David Whitebread, Penny Coltman, Helen Jameson & Rachel Lander
Observed classroom interaction processes between pre-school teachers and children: Results of a video study during free-play time in German pre-schools
Play, narrative and learning in education: A biocultural perspective
Conceptualising progression in the pedagogy of play and sustained shared thinking in early childhood education: A Vygotskian perspective