Practice-based research in children's play

Russell, Wendy K and Lester, Stuart and Smith, Hilary (2017) Practice-based research in children's play. Policy Press University of Bristol, Bristol. ISBN 978-1447330035

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This unique collection of 12 research projects carried out by experienced practitioners in the play sector in the UK and USA puts forward a range of perspectives on children's play and adults' relationships with it. Drawing on a diverse range of research methodologies, the studies consider adults' memories of play; the co-production of spaces where children can play (in adventure playgrounds, out of school clubs, children’s zoos, children's museums and public space); therapeutic approaches to playwork; playwork and wellbeing; supporting the play of severely disabled children and young people; play and contemporary art practice; and children's use of technology in a playground. Offering a fresh look beyond the dominant singular voice of developmental psychology, this book is essential reading for anyone studying or working with children at play.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Performance Arts and Play
Research Priority Areas: Sport, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing
Depositing User: Wendy Russell
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 11:41
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 11:49

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