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Exploring Play: the Importance of Play in Everyday Life

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Psychology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 7 weeks long

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Overview

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This course from the School of Education at the University of Sheffield will encourage you to think differently about play.

We’ll discuss definitions of play and current debates about how the nature of play changes. Does play help us to learn? Can it prepare young people to be successful in the adult world? Are all forms of play good for us?

Play is a fundamental part of innovation and creativity across a whole range of subjects, careers, disciplines and industries, from fashion and engineering to teaching and business.

This course will be of interest to you if you wish to work or study in the fields of psychology, playwork, childhood studies, play therapy, hospital play, teaching, childcare, or if you just want to better understand your relationship with the children in your life and your own play.

Taught by

Elizabeth wood

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Easter S
5.0 4 weeks ago
Easter completed this course.
I enjoyed, I wish I could do it a bit quicker and involved more to make comments. I found disturbing to promote technology as a good and helpful thing but I accept the explanation and changed my mind about it. I felt a bit sad about the final test, you can do it only if you upgrade. It's fine, I understand, end of the day is a business and a good try to make money. I am not blame you. Thank you for the opportunity, all the useful information and the extra reading suggestions. It was a pleasure to be part of this course.
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Anonymous
4.0 2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Enjoyed most of the course it seemed to be slow starting off but as the course evolved got better but this also maybe due to my maturity, understood play where there was less fear of being out and playing outdoors, which has been highly curtailed which I feel a disadvantage ,but this is where society is at this time. Understand technology can be a good thing in the field of rehabilitation and has good uses .
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Mrs A
5.0 a month ago
Mrs completed this course.
I completed the course and took the test at the end. I felt that it has widened my perspectives on the nature of play and given me a better understanding of the need for disabled children to have access to playgrounds and the outside environment. I really enjoyed researching my favourite toy from my own childhood as it brought back lovely memories. Super !
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