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Transformative self-discoveries for a preschool child : from a passive to an agentic lifeposition

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dc.contributor.advisor Schoeman, J. P. en Van Heukelum, Gudrun en 2009-08-25T10:47:12Z 2009-08-25T10:47:12Z 2003-06 2003-06-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Van Heukelum, Gudrun (2003) Transformative self-discoveries for a preschool child : from a passive to an agentic lifeposition, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This explorative case study was undertaken to uncover how transformative self-discoveries were facilitated through Gestalt playtherapy, enabling agency of a single pre-school participant. Data were captured around the participant's baseline agentic status; emerging agency, facilitated trough the intervention and post-intervention agentic status. A content analysis aided thematic coding. Theme 1 identified inherent agency trends and the agency blocks "what is that". Theme 2 dealt with patterns of active resistance "I don't want to feel / I don't want to know". Theme 3 captured enhanced agentic behaviour "I can and I understand". Through the intervention the participant's entrapped agency was unleashed, leading to an awareness of her `being', enabling her `doing' and thereby allowing her to `become'. Enabled agency increased the participant's active involvement in her life and her engagement in developmental tasks was increased. Implications of the findings support further investigation and application of this intervention. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (164 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Agency en
dc.subject Gestalt playtherapy en
dc.subject Preschool development en
dc.subject Resistance en
dc.subject Being doing and becoming en
dc.subject Developmental task fulfillment en
dc.subject Self-discoveries en
dc.subject Paediatric occupational therapy en
dc.subject Health promotion en
dc.subject Self-regulation in infants en
dc.subject Self-disposition en
dc.subject Well-being en
dc.subject Ego-development en
dc.subject Phenomenological context en
dc.subject Adverse environments en
dc.subject.ddc 155.413
dc.subject.lcsh Self-reliance in children
dc.subject.lcsh Ego (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Learning, Psychology of
dc.subject.lcsh Child psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Developmental psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Gestalt therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Play therapy
dc.subject.lcsh Pre-school child
dc.subject.lcsh Self-efficacy
dc.title Transformative self-discoveries for a preschool child : from a passive to an agentic lifeposition en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Educational Studies en M. Diac (Play Therapy) en

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