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 Journal of Playwork Practice

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Editor: Shelly Newstead, Common Threads
Associate Editors: Jennifer Cartmel, Griffith University, Australia, and Eric Worch, Bowling Green State University, USA

Published in association with Common Threads

Volume 2 2015 2 issues per annum: April and November

ISSNs 2053-1621 (Print) 2053-163X (Online)

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Second Journal of Playwork Practice Seminar 7th November 2015 Glyndwr University, Wrexham

The Editorial Board and the publishers are pleased to announce the second Journal of Playwork Practice Research Seminar. Entitled Research and the Birth of Playwork Practice, it will focus on how research has been a key part of playwork practice since the days of the adventure playground pioneers. 
Once again welcoming academic speakers from across the world, this free seminar will offer the opportunity to hear about research from a range of different disciplinary perspectives and to learn more about current research projects on adventure playgrounds

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What people are saying about Journal of Playwork Practice

This journal provides a good platform for enriching the knowledge of playwork practitioners and is therefore an essential playwork resource." Aby Chau, Playright Children's Play Association

"A rigorous and serious accessible journal that will inform and provide research tools towards further development of practice and understanding within the playwork field."
Jess Milne, winner of Lifetime in Play award

"An excellent, high quality resource that will support and inform the work that we do and contribute to informing the playwork practice of the practitioners that we work with."
Rachel Maflin, Play Development Office, Gavo

"I welcome Journal of Playwork Practice as a playwork-led forum and anticipate the emergence of a lively, authoritative and distinctive addition to scholarly writing on childhood."
Tim Gill, author of No Fear


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