Playwork: Theory And Practice: Theory and Practice

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Nov 1, 2002 - Education - 210 pages
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This book brings together theoretical perspectives and practical advice to improve playwork practice. There are chapters on the role of adventure playgrounds; the challenge of starting a playwork section in a local authority; and the value of networking.
 

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Contents

theory and practice Introduction childhood and play
1
theory and practice Part 1 The roots of play and playwork
7
theory and practice Part 2 Theories of playwork
49
theory and practice Part 3 Putting theory into practice the reflective practitioner
99

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Fraser Brown is senior lecturer on the BA (Hons) Playwork at Leeds Metropolitan University. For ten years he was Directort of the playwork training agency Children First, and previously held advisory posts with Playboard and the NPFA. He spent three years on an adventure playground in Runcorn, and managed a range of projects for the North West Play Association. For two years he was District Leisure Officer in Middlesbrough. His publications include Working Together: a Playwork Training Pack (1989), and School Playgrounds (1990). He is currently conducting research into the effects of therapeutic playwork on a group of abandoned children in Romania.

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