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Professors at Play PlayBook

Real-world techniques from a more playful higher education classroom

ByLisa ForbesDavid Thomas

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When you do a Google search with keywords “play in learning,” overwhelmingly you find play being utilized in childhood education. This lack of attention to play in higher education reflects the societal narrative that says, “play is for kids, not adults.” When play is associated with childhood or seen as trivial or a waste of time, utilizing play in “serious” adult learning can seem radical, scary, or reckless at most. The Professors at Play PlayBook challenges the idea that play is only for kids and presents a case for play and its value of play in adult learning. The PlayBook describes how the use of a playful pedagogy can reduce students’ barriers to learning, create connections, and awaken students’ interest and engagement in learning leading to deeper learning. The PlayBook tells an alternative story about play giving the reader permission to explore the possibility of a playful pedagogy in their teaching.

Details

Publication Date
Dec 8, 2022
Language
English
ISBN
9781387505050
Category
Education & Language
Copyright
Creative Commons NonCommercial, NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND)
Contributors
Edited by: Lisa Forbes, Edited by: David Thomas

Specifications

Pages
266
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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