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The power of play in higher education

The power of play in higher education

James, Alison, editor; Nerantzi, Chrissi, editor

This volume invalidates the commonly held assumption that play is only for children, drawing together numerous case studies from higher education that demonstrate how researchers, students and managers can benefit from play as a means of liberating thought, overturning obstacles and discovering fresh approaches to persistent challenges. This book examines the increasing popularity of creativity and play in tertiary learning, and how it can be harnessed to enhance the student experience at university. While play is often misunderstood as something `trivial' and associated with early years education, the editors and contributors argue that play contributes to social and human development and relations at a fundamental level. This volume invalidates the commonly held assumption that play is only for children, drawing together numerous case studies from higher education that demonstrate how researchers, students and managers can benefit from play as a means of liberating thought, overturning obstacles and discovering fresh approaches to persistent challenges. This diverse and wide-ranging edited collection unites play theory and practice to address the gulf in research on this fascinating topic. It will be of interest and value to educators, students and scholars of play and creativity, as well as practitioners and academic leaders looking to incorporate play into the curriculum

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Published Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]
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Statement of responsibility: Alison James, Chrissi Nerantzi, editors
ISBN: 3319957805, 9783319957807
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: liv, 359 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Teaching of a specific subject; Teaching skills & techniques; Educational psychology; Higher & further education, tertiary education; "Educational: Arts, general"; Education.; Creative thinking.; Educational strategies & policy; "Educational: Humanities & social sciences, general"; Education, Higher.; Education
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319957791