Language and physical development and the role of play in development

1. Gallahue and Ozmun 2002 state that during adolescence?

  • Both female and male weight increase due to an increase in muscle mass as well as height
  • Male weight increases due to gains in height and muscle mass whilst female weight gains due to increases in fat mass and height
  • Male weight increases more than female weight
  • Male and Female weight increases slowly
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2. Fagan 1974 cited in smith et al states the difference between a functional approach and structural approach which is correct?

  • A functional approach states that play does not have obvious or external goals whilst a structural approach describes the sort of behaviours involved in play
  • A structural approach looks to the structure a functional approach looks into the structure in greater depth
  • A functional approach looks to the justification behind play whilst a structural approach states the reasons for play
  • A functional approach states that play does have obvious and external goals whilst a structural approach describes the sort of behaviours involved in play

3. Goncu et al 2002 cited in Smith et al state that?

  • Adults perceive there to be greater sex differences in the choice of roles in socio-dramatic play and rough and tumble play than their actually is
  • Sex differences in play become more prevalent as children reach 5 years
  • There are sex differences in the choice of roles in socio-dramatic play and rough and tumble play
  • There are no sex differences in the choice of roles in socio-dramatic play and rough and tumble play

4. Mercer 2005 discusses the benefits of exploratory talk which statement is correct?

  • Children who use exploratory talk less often have been found to have very low academic attainment
  • Children who were able to use exploratory talk in science and maths had better SATs results
  • Children who use exploratory talk more often have a larger more enhanced vocabulary
  • Children who were able to use exploratory talk in day to day life developed language at a faster rate

5. Findings by the department of education in 2013 evidenced that what % of pupils participate in at least 3 hours of PE and out of hours sport?

  • 40%
  • 55%
  • 60%
  • 25%

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