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Play: A Theory of Learning and Change

Editors: Brabazon, Tara (Ed.)

  • Activates the ambivalent meanings of play
  • Acknowledges the intellectual legacy of play theory
  • Presents interdisciplinary engagement with play
  • Explores how play transforms through digitization
  • Incorporates teacher education, sociology, cultural studies, media studies and history
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About this book

This book examines the question of why ‘play’ is a happy and benevolent verb in childhood, yet a subjective label of behaviour in adulthood. It studies the transformation of the positively labelled term ‘child’s play’, used to refer to our early years, into an aberrance or deviation from normal social relationships in later life, when we speak of playing up or playing around. It answers the question by proposing play as a theory of learning, an ideology that circumscribes behaviour, and a way of thinking. Written by scholars of early childhood through to further and higher education, the book presents research on play enacted in a way that arches beyond the specificity of age groups or predictive, normative patterns. It is international in its focus, moving beyond insular, inward and parochial educational standards and limitations in one city, province, state or nation. Finally, it demonstrates the value of play to educational policy and theories of learning. 

About the authors

Tara Brabazon is the Professor of Education and head of the School of Teacher Education at Charles Sturt University, Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA) and Director of the Popular Culture Collective. Previously, Tara had held academic positions in the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. She has won six teaching awards, including the National Teaching Award for the Humanities.
A Springer author, Tara has published 16 books and over 180 refereed articles and book chapters through her career. She writes for the Times Higher Education, Times Education Supplement and Times Literary Supplement. She is best known for her books Digital Hemlock (2002), the University of Google (2007), Thinking Pop (2011) and Digital Dieting (2013). Her new Springer books are City Imaging (2013), Unique Urbanity (2014) and Enabling University (2015). For further information about Tara, please refer to www.brabazon.net. A full CV is also included with this proposal.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Play Up? Play Around?

    Brabazon, Tara

    Pages 1-4

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  • Play in Early Childhood Education: An Historical Perspective

    Wong, Sandie (et al.)

    Pages 7-26

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  • Playing with Play: A Playful Reconnaissance

    Khattar, Randa (et al.)

    Pages 27-33

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  • Team Players

    McArdle, Felicity (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

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  • Faculty, Candidates, and Children at Play: Perceptions and Dissonances

    Charko, Linda (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-25547-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Play: A Theory of Learning and Change
Editors
  • Tara Brabazon
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25549-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25549-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25547-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 235
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 illustrations in colour
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