Perceptions of Recess
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Recess is an integral part of optimal child development and offers many distinct benefits. Recess gives students a chance to re-energize, providing time to play, move, and socialize with peers. It serves as a break from academics, enabling students to be more attentive in class and better able to perform cognitive tasks. This research served to both explore teacher perceptions of recess and to determine the relationship between time spent on unstructured play at recess in relation to student behavior. This research was conducted using a qualitative method.
Morris, Elisha, "Perceptions of Recess" (2016). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 40.