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Jane Waters

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 2: Affordance Theory in Outdoor Play

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Affordance Theory in Outdoor Play
Affordance Theory in Outdoor Play
Jane Waters
INTRODUCTION

The aim of this chapter is to provide an insight into the concept of ‘affordance’ and how it has been adopted within the field of outdoor play and learning internationally. The chapter should not be taken as a literature review of affordance, rather a review of the origins and development of the concept and consideration of its usefulness within the field, including how the notion of ‘affordance’ within outdoor play and learning may be developed in the future.

The notion of affordance has its roots in the ecological branch of psychological theory and allows us to consider, at a theoretical level ...

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