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‘This Handbook offers diverse perspectives from scholars across the globe who help us see play in new ways. At the same time the basic nature of play gives a context for us to learn new theoretical frameworks and methods. A real gem!’

Beth Graue, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, USA

Play and learning scholarship has developed considerably over the last decade, as has the recognition of its importance to children's learning and development.

Containing chapters from highly respected researchers, whose work has been critical to building knowledge and expertise in the field, this Handbook focuses on examining historical, current and future research issues in play and learning scholarship.

Organized into three sections which consider: theoretical and philosophical perspectives on play and learning; play ...

Introduction
Introduction
LizBrooker, MindyBlaise and SusanEdwards

This is not the first handbook to be produced about play or about learning. Neither is this the first handbook to be written about young children. There are ...

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