Playwork Theory into Practice

Playwork Theory into Practice : Developing Playwork Practice for Working with Children

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Playwork began in the adventure playgrounds, and is now a regulated profession in the UK, China, America, Japan, Australia and Europe. Introducing a wealth of empiricial evidence relevant to playwork theories from a wide range of disciplines, this book explores how practitioners can combine theory and practice to develop evidence-based practice. Each chapter takes a different playwork theory, and discusses its strengths and weaknesses from a research perspective, before providing some examples of how the theory can be used in a practical, day-to-day more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138940208
  • 9781138940208

Table of contents

Introduction: the development of theory and practice 1. The Meaning of Research 2. Practitioners as Action Researchers 3. The role of theory in research and practice 4. Loose parts 5. Neophila 6. Affordances 7. Play Types 8. The Play Cycle 9. Play Value 10. Finding Out Moreshow more