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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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Journal of Playwork Practice launch seminar

To celebrate the launch of JPP we held a free seminar at the University of Greenwich on 4th October 2014. Around 40 people attended ‘From practice to theory’ to explore how research might help to develop the playwork profession, with keynote presentations on various research topics by academics from UK, America and Australia. At the end of the day participants requested similar events in the future.

Pete King, who was unable to attend, gave the following talk which we can now make available.

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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