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[Xmca-l] Re: Interesting "post-apocalyptic" playground
And from that same web page, I found Penny Wilson's Playwork Primer to be
In particular, Wilson's notion of the "adulteration" of play made me think
of Beth Ferholt's work with play in a pre-school(?) classroom where the
(very talented and well-intentioned) teacher keeps trying to encourage the
kids to follow a particular path but the kids manage to find a different
Might we say that the kids come to an "un-adulterated" solution!
Here is the link to Beth's video:
On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Greg Thompson
> I thought that this was a fascinating way of taking play beyond what we
> have imagined - allowing kids to play with fire, sharp sticks, and other
> "dangerous" objects:
> The link is about the making of a video about this playground, but there
> are great images and videos that describe the playground.
> Seems fascinating, no?
> What do you think? Does play need to be more structured than this? How
> does this fit with the CHAT view of play?
> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Anthropology
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Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
883 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602