Play: A Polyphony of Research, Theories, and Issues
University Press of America, Dec 16, 2011 - Social Science - 230 pages
The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) (www.tasp.org) is the sponsor of volume twelve in the Play & Culture Studies series. TASP is a professional group of interdisciplinary researchers who study play.
Polyphony, defined as having many tones or voices, was used by the Russian philosopher Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin to describe the immense plurality of experiences in relationships. The chapters in volume 12 of Play & Culture Studies address the polyphony or many voices in the study of play from an interdisciplinary cadre of scholars in the fields of anthropology, education, psychology, linguistics, and history. In this time of globalization, hyper-capitalism, and discourses that disqualify children’s play, we invite the reader to participate in diverse ways of thinking about play and pedagogy. To this end, Play, Volume 12 addresses research methodology, contemporary theories, technology, and advocacy. Applications to practice and policy implications are presented.
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Then and Now
Rationale for Action Research in Teacher Education
Chapter Four Family Words as Creative and Affiliative Play
Piagets Social Theory Revisited
Chapter Six Pinpointing Play at the Edge of the Uncanny Valley
VOICES FROM TECHNOLOGY
Chapter Seven Play Technology Toy Affordances and Brain DevelopmentResearch Needs and Policy Issues
Using What We Know about Games and Play to Motivate Learners
Analysis and Critique
Suggestions for Early Childhood Teacher Education and Policy
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