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Doris Bergen

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 3: Technology and Outdoor Play: Concerns and Opportunities

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Technology and Outdoor Play: Concerns and Opportunities
Technology and Outdoor Play: Concerns and Opportunities
Doris Bergen
INTRODUCTION

This chapter discusses both theoretical and research-based issues regarding how the changing play environment, which now focuses more on technology-augmented play materials, may affect children's outdoor play. It draws upon theories related to the representation modes, affordances and contexts of play, and the research on brain processes that rely on active, large motor play, embodied cognition and real world experiences. The loss of outdoor play experiences has both theoretical and practical implications for many areas of human behavior, not only for physical development. This chapter reviews the theory and research related to these issues and suggestions are ...

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