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[Xmca-l] Re: play

 Hi Caitlin,

Here's an article that deals with language play in foreign language learning
at the university level. It discusses multiple theories of play that you
might find helpful.



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Hi! I am a graduate student at Penn working on my Master's paper in
foundations/philosophy of education. I am taking a course with Andrew Babson
and he recommended I post here for some feedback/advice.

Loosely, my topic is centered on Plato's notion of play/seriousness. I want
to explore why intellectual play is vital for success in higher ed and
envision this particular project (it's a relatively short lit review) as an
analysis of the historical context that has allowed this conversation to
happen in academia. At this point, I plan to cite Plato, Kierkegaard
(Socratic irony), and Dewey. I've also been introduced to Vygotsky and
Kendall Walton. The main challenge is bridging the conversation to higher

Any advice on where to go, books/articles to look into, etc would be greatly


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