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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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NASCIMENTO, Carolina Picchetti; ARAUJO, Elaine Sampaio  and  MIGUEIS, Marlene da Rocha. Game as an activity: contributions from the historical-cultural theory. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 293-302. ISSN 1413-8557.

In this article, we analyze the role-playing, its influence on the children development and its relationship with the organization of teaching in the childhood. Based on Historico-Cultural theory, we assume a historical conception in which the development of the psychic is determined by mediated social-cultural relationships. From this view, the role-playing is understood as an activity in which we rebuild social relations and in this process we form new psychic functions. In this way, the role-playing game emerges as a peculiar and specific human activity, in which children appropriate human social experience and develop themselves as a personality. During the teaching organization, the early childhood teacher should not only use role-playing as a tool, but also as a goal in order to reveal human relationships present in playing so that children can appropriate them.

Keywords : Teaching; Learning; Historical-cultural psychology.

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