Playwork : Theory and Practice


Playwork : Theory and Practice

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 210 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780335209446
  • DDC分類 790.01


Contents: The roots of play and playwork/ Theories of playwork/ Putting theory into practice - the reflective practitioner.

Full Description

"[An] excellent book... With its breadth of discourse, it held my attention throughout. ... This book is informative, but also challenges views on the play experience and the playwork profession. It will be of interest to all those that work and play with young children. The place of playwork and playworkers... is described with passion: readers cannot help but be totally absorbed by this book." Early Years, Vol 24, No 1, March 2004Children learn and develop through their play. In today's world the opportunities for that to happen are increasingly restricted. The profession of playwork seeks to reintroduce such opportunities, and so enable children to achieve their full potential.This book brings together many leading names in the playwork field, to produce a text that has something for everyone. The in-depth exploration of a range of theoretical perspectives will appeal to both playwork students and practising playworkers. Experienced practitioners offer sound practical advice about ways of improving playwork practice. There are chapters on the role of adventure playgrounds (past, present and future); the challenge of starting a playwork section in a local authority; and the value of networking. Contributors explore the essence of play; the historical roots of playwork; and the role of play cues in human and animal behaviour. There is an exploration of the astounding impact of a therapeutic playwork project on the development of a group of abandoned children in Romania. The final chapter reinforces the need for playworkers to be reflective practitioners in all aspects of their work.

Table of Contents

        List of contributors                       ix
Acknowledgements xiii
Introduction: childhood and play 1 (6)
Fraser Brown
Brian Cheesman
Part 1: The roots of play and playwork 7 (42)
The essence of play 9 (9)
Sylwyn Guilbaud
Making play work: the fundamental role of 18 (14)
play in the development of social
relationship skills
Stephen Rennie
Towards playwork: an historical 32 (17)
introduction to children's out-of-school
play organizations in London (1860-1940)
Keith Cranwell
Part 2: Theories of playwork 49 (50)
Compound flexibility: the role of playwork 51 (15)
in child development
Fraser Brown
Play deprivation, play bias and playwork 66 (15)
Bob Hughes
Towards a psycholudic definition of playwork 81 (18)
Gordon Sturrock
Part 3: Putting theory into practice: the 99 (92)
reflective practitioner
Professional playwork practice 101 (13)
Mick Conway
Adventure playgrounds in the twenty-first 114 (14)
Tony Chilton
Establishing play in a local authority 128 (14)
Stuart Douglas
It's not what you know, but who you know! 142 (15)
Jackie Martin
Playwork in adversity: working with 157 (19)
abandoned children in Romania
Sophie Webb
Fraser Brown
Playwork as reflective practice 176 (15)
Sue Palmer
Bibliography 191 (12)
Index 203