Kindergarten Teachers’ Understanding of the Creative Play


  • Wahju Dyah Laksmi Wardhani Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember
  • Nuraini Kusumaningtyas Universitas Muhammadiyah Jember



creative play, ECE, HOTS


This article describes the results of research on ECE teachers regarding their understanding of the creative play. Creative play in early childhood education is defined as play-based learning that combines creativity and higher-order thinking skills to stimulate aspects of development in the context of constructing children's attitudes, knowledge, and skills in this millennial era. This creative play-based learning is known as HOTS learning for early childhood. This research was carried out in a survey by filling out a Google Form which was distributed through several WhatsApp groups. 400 respondents contributed to sending answers and were analyzed using the Excel application to find out the tendency of ECE teachers to understand the creative play. The results of this study found that ECE teachers tend not to understand creative play in early childhood. They tend to design play activities that are separate, not intact, and still at the C2 level in the cognitive realm.


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