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To understand play, we need to be playful

To understand play, we need to be playful

Professor Richard Phillips interviews ‘guerilla geographer’ Daniel Raven-Ellison about playful ways of learning.

Daniel is co-author of the Mission:Explore series of exploration books and manuals.

Richard and Daniel explain that, to understand play, you have to do it, and sometimes remember how to do it. Which explains why they conduct their interview in an unusual location!

While watching this, you are invited to think about the ways in which you ‘play’ in your life and the relevance of this for serious outcomes and interests such as your learning and work.

  • How did you learn to play?
  • What rules do you follow when playing?
  • What is ‘good’ play, and what is not?
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Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life

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