Join the Nature, Outdoor Learning and Play SIG annual meeting to network with colleagues, learn about the activities of the SIG over the last year and plans for 2022 This meeting will be hosted...
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Education for environmental sustainability Research Intelligence issue 150 This 150th issue of Research Intelligence reflects and builds upon the renewed focus on education for environmental...
With the easing of pandemic-related restrictions for UK schools, educators’ focus has turned to mitigating the impacts of Covid-19 on children’s learning and wellbeing (see Kumar Jha & Arora,...Continue reading
Recent research on climate change education in England indicates an absence of policy and pro-environmental ambition, and obstruction in relation to both environmental sustainability in general,...Continue reading
Figure 1: PMM tracking individuals’ understanding of ‘playfulness and me’ over the course of several workshops and a field trip. Red text was added before any workshops were...Continue reading
Does playfulness have a place in higher education? A reflection on using playfulness when teaching research methods to postgraduate students
Playfulness has been defined as a disposition (Barnett, 1991) a mindset (Skilbeck, 2017) and fundamental for creativity (Cheng-Ping Chang, 2013). I have spent many years working in play and...Continue reading
Over the past decade, interest in play and playful learning in higher education (HE) has grown significantly (James & Brookfield, 2014; James & Nerantzi, 2019). Publications, conferences and...Continue reading
This special BERA Blog series, edited by Maarten Koeners, explores how play and playfulness can facilitate learning in higher education – from the points of view of educator, researcher,...