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Dr Pete King on the Play Cycle

Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches modules on children’s rights, perspectives on play and therapeutic work with children on a range of courses at Swansea University.
· February 8, 2019

Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches modules on children’s rights, perspectives on play and therapeutic work with children on a range of courses at Swansea University. His research focuses on Play Theory and Practice, Researching Childhood and Perspectives on Play.

Dr King is interested in re-establishing early years practitioners as play professionals and the factors influencing children’s perceptions of choice within their free play activity.

Pete King’s publications:swansea.ac.uk/staff/human-and-health-sciences/allstaff/p.f.king/Twitter: www.twitter.com/Dr_Pete_King

Other references in order of mention in the video:Animal play, Gordon Burghardt (‘relaxed field’ and play)amazon.co.uk/Gordon-M-Burghardt/e/B001IU2PNG/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Dr Justine Howard’s publications (perceptions of play)swansea.ac.uk/staff/human-and-health-sciences/allstaff/j.l.howard/name,180799,en.php

Nancy King (1979 – children’s perception of play)jstor.org/stable/1001284?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Nina Liebermanelsevier.com/books/playfulness/lieberman/978-0-12-449450-3

Gordon Sturrock and Perry Else – The playground as therapeutic space: playwork as healing – the Colorado Paper (1988)ipaewni.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/colorado-paper.pdf

The Oxford Play Association explanation of the Play Cycle:https://www2.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/default/files/folders/documents/childreneducationandfamilies/educationandlearning/earlyyearschildcare/workinginearlyyears/outofschool/firstclaim/theplaycycle.pdf

Justine Howard and Karen McInnes (2013) The Essence of Play (play partners)amazon.co.uk/Essence-Play-Justine-Howard/dp/0415678137

King, Pete. & Temple, Susannah. (2018) Transactional Analysis and the Ludic Third (TALT): A Model of Functionally Fluent Reflective Play Practice. Transactional Analysis Journal 48(3), 258-271.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03621537.2018.1471292

Dr Shelly Newstead:commonthreads.org.uk/playwork-theory.htmlTwitter: twitter.com/shelnews

Pete King (Editor) and Shelly Newstead (Editor) Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective (Advances in Playwork Research) (2019)amazon.co.uk/Researching-Playwork-Perspective-Advances-Research/dp/0367178621/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1540904509&sr=8-1

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  • Dr Pete King has a background as a professional play worker and a PhD in Childhood Studies. He currently teaches modules on children’s rights, perspectives on play and therapeutic work with children on a range of courses at Swansea University.

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