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Maybe you could say a little more about what you mean by "play"?
I suspect that you may be talking about an ontogenetically different thing
from what is at the heart of Vygotsky's work (that's not to say that the
two are unrelated, simply that some elaboration is needed...).

On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 11:05 AM, CAITLIN WUBBENA <cwubbena@gse.upenn.edu>wrote:

> 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
> ed.
> Any advice on where to go, books/articles to look into, etc would be
> greatly appreciated!
> -Caitlin

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