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Advances in Playwork Research

About the Series

Advances in Playwork Research features original international scholarship from the emerging discipline of playwork, bringing together cutting-edge research by those working in the playwork field and studies on playwork from other disciplines. The series explores a wide range of topics related to the theory and practice of playwork, from empirical research on playwork practices, to conceptual studies on playwork theory and research. Advances in Playwork Research encompasses a variety of methodological approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods and historical studies.

The series will include research monographs, edited collections and Routledge Focus titles and the Series Editor, Shelly Newstead, would be happy to hear from potential authors. Shelly can be contacted at


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Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective

Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective

1st Edition

Pete King, Shelly Newstead
July 13, 2017

Play is of critical importance to the well-being of children across the globe, a fact reflected in Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet existing literature on the subject is largely confined to discussing play from a developmental, educational or psychological...

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