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Journal of Play in Adulthood
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ISSN (Print) 2632-1254
Published by U of Huddersfield Homepage  [10 journals]
  • Ambiguity of (traffic) signs

    • Abstract: This paper presents the case study of a project that investigated whether an art-based playful placemaking activity can cause individuals to reimagine the rules and expand the possibilities of public space. It studies how dynamics of place and signs may be shifted by giving a playful excuse to do so. The paper is based on a playful interaction called #playsign that took place during the spring of [...]
      PubDate: Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +000
  • Giving permission for adults to play.

    • Abstract: Play is often seen as inappropriate in adult settings, with social expectations causing adults to frame situations in such a way that we often lack permission to play. Semi-structured interviews with fourteen people who use playful approaches with adults were carried out to explore how they gave this “permission to play” in their contexts. It was seen that they used a range of different ways [...]
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:37:54 +000
  • “Forgetting why you’re here”, Counterplay 2019.

    • Abstract: The CounterPlay Festival ran from the 4th - 6th April 2019, in Aarhus, Denmark. The conference write-up from a first time attendee of the conference explores what the attendee took away from the experience of attending the festival and their reflections from it. 
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:30:00 +000
  • Book review for The Librarians’ Book on Teaching through Games and

    • Abstract: Are you and your students stifled by your boring, run-of-the-mill induction sessions' Would you like to try something more engaging' Then you should seriously consider reading this book, "The Librarians’ Book on Teaching through Games and Play" by Andrew Walsh, ISBN 9781911500070.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:30:00 +000
  • Playful Learning, Events and Activities to Engage Adults.

    • Abstract: Book review of "Playful Learning, Events and Activities to Engage Adults", editors Nicola Whitton & Alex Moseley, ISBN: 9781351021869.
      PubDate: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 12:30:00 +000
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