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Barriers to Play and Recreation for Children and Young People with Disabilities. Exploring Environmental Factors

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ISBN: 9783110526042 9783110526219 Year: Pages: 50 DOI: 10.1515/9783110526042 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Education --- Social Sciences
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This report reviews international research into the barriers to play for children with disabilities. The authors come from different disciplinary backgrounds, in Sociology, Social Policy, Anthropology, Occupational Health and Education and bring different concerns to this review. They are united, however, in their adoption of a rights-based perspective. The UNCRC and UNCRPD emphasise the right to play for children with disabilities. Play is vital for child development. The problem of 'play deprivation' for many children with disabilities is very real. Yet the right to, and value of 'play for the sake of play', for fun and recreation, must not be forgotten in relation to the lives of children with disabilities. The focus in this report is upon barriers to play that exist beyond the minds and bodies of individual children, within a 'disabling' environment. Barriers include those associated with the design of the built environment, social attitudes and professional practices. The report maps an agenda for further research in this area, emphasising the need for participatory methodologies that capture the views and voices of children with disabilities, their friends and families, on this important issue of play.

Child’s Play

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ISBN: 9780520296275 9780520968844 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.40 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History
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Few things make Japanese adults feel quite as anxious today as the phenomenon called the “child crisis.” Various media teem with intense debates about bullying in schools, child poverty, child suicides, violent crimes committed by children, the rise of socially withdrawn youngsters, and forceful moves by the government to introduce a more conservative educational curriculum. These issues have propelled Japan into the center of a set of global conversations about the nature of children and how to raise them. Engaging both the history of children and childhood and the history of emotions, contributors to this volume track Japanese childhood through a number of historical scenarios. Such explorations—some from Japan’s early modern past—are revealed through letters, diaries, memoirs, family and household records, and religious polemics about promising, rambunctious, sickly, happy, and dutiful youngsters.

Why We Play

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ISBN: 9780986132568 Year: Language: English
Publisher: HAU Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101665
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Whether it’s childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity’s seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined environment or construct. But as Roberte Hamayon shows in this book, play has implications that go even further than that. Exploring play’s many dimensions, she offers an insightful look at why play has become so ubiquitous across human cultures. Hamayon explores facets of play such as learning, interaction, emotion, strategy, luck, and belief, and she emphasizes the crucial ambiguity between fiction and reality that is at the heart of play as a phenomenon. Revealing how consistent and coherent play is, she ultimately shows it as a unique modality of action that serves an invaluable role in the human experience.

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Anthropology --- Play --- Fiction --- Reality --- Siberia --- Deception --- Luck --- Games

The Playful Citizen

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ISBN: 9789462984523 9789048535200 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462984523 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Media and communication
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This edited volume collects current research by academics and practitioners on playful citizen participation through digital media technologies.

Ikimokyklinio amžiaus vaiko raida: žaidimas ir savireguliacija : monografija

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ISBN: 9786094543982 Year: Pages: 223 p. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7220/9786094543982 Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Education
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Monografijoje nagrinėjama ikimokyklinio amžiaus kultūrinė vaiko raida ir siekiamaaptarti vaiko menamo žaidimo ir savireguliacijos bendro žaidimo metu sąsajas. Teoriniu lygmeniu analizuojami svarbiausi kultūrinės-istorinės psichologijos pagrinduplėtojamos žaidimo teorijos aspektai ir suformuluojami pagrindiniai savireguliacijosformavimosi žaidybinėje veikloje principai. Praktiniu lygmeniu pateikiama tyrėjųsukurta naratyvinio žaidimo programa ir jos pagrindu atliktų intervencijų rezultatai.Tyrimo rezultatai leidžia teigti, kad išvystytas ir kokybiškai aukšto lygmens žaidimassudaro prielaidas savireguliacijos vystymuisi.The idea to write this book primarily came from our intention to share what we have discovered about one of the greatest childhood miracles – play. For a number of years we have explored this phenomenon, yet its profound and extraordinary nature still continues to surprise us. Promotes development and, at the same time, is the greatest achievement of the child. Keeping this in mind, we designed our monograph for a few purposes. First, we wanted to present the results of the three-year project “Development of Self-Regulation in Play” attained in play research laboratory of the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. Second, we sought for the first time to discuss in Lithuanian language the theory of play based on cultural – historical psychology. Our objective was to formulate and present the key principles of the development of self-regulation through play activities. Finally, we aimed to describe the steps of practical use of joint (adult-child) play activities that help a child to develop a self-regulatory behavior during play.

Opera buffa und Spielkultur

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ISBN: 9783205795926 Year: Pages: 406 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_507998 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 176
Subject: Performing Arts
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The ludic element contributes substantially to the highly entertaining quality of opera buffa. Within the field of opera research, up to now this aspect has been neglected to a large extent. However, the denomination itself of the buffa-genre usual in the 18th century – “dramma giocoso” – typifies the central role of the playful element in this opera form. On the basis of play theories derived from different disciplines – anthropology, psychology, pedagogy and philosophy – the multilayered moments of play in the opera buffa and its performance context are enucleated by analysing the repertory of Venice, the then “capital of amusement”. Thereby, the concept of play is used as an interpretive key applied to this cultural phenomenon as a whole.

Play development in children with disabilties

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ISBN: 9783110522143 9783110522112 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.1515/9783110522143 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Social Sciences --- Psychology
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This book is the result of the first two-year work of Working Group 1 of the network “LUDI – Play for children with disabilities”. LUDI is an Action (2014-2018) financed by COST; it is a multidisciplinary network of more than 30 countries and almost 100 researchers and practitioners belonging to the humanistic and technological fields to study the topic of play for children with disabilities within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (WHO, 2001).The principal objective of this book is to bring the LUDI contribution to the important topic of play in children with disabilities, because today an international consensus on the definition of play and disabilities is still lacking. The process of ensuring equity in the exercise of the right to play for children with disabilites requests three actions: to approach this topic through a “common language”, at least all over Europe; to put play at the centre of the multidisciplinary research and intervention regarding the children with disabilities; to grant this topic the status of a scientific and social theme of full visibility and recognized authority. Children with disabilities face several limitations in play, due to several reasons: impairments; playgrounds, toys and other play tools that are not accessible and usable; environments and contexts that are not accessible nor inclusive; lack of educational awareness and intentionality; lack of specific psycho-pedagogical and rehabilitative competence; lack of effective intervention methodologies. Moreover, disabled children’s lives are dominated by medical and rehabilitative practices in which play is always an activity aiming to reach an objective or to provoke an improvement; play for the sake of play is considered a waste of time. The concept of play for the sake of play strongly refers to the distinction between play activities and play-like activities. Play activities are initiated and carried out by the player (alone, with peers, with adults, etc.) for the only purpose of play itself (fun and joy, interest and challenge, love of race and competition, ilinx and dizziness, etc.). They have of course consequences on growth and development, but these consequences are not intentionally pursued. Play-like activities are initiated and conducted by an adult (with one or more children), in educational, clinical, social contexts; they are playful and pleasant, but their main objective is other than play: e.g., cognitive learning, social learning, functional rehabilitation, child's observation and assessment, psychological support, psychotherapy, etc. This book, then, contributes to a clear distinction between play and play-like activities that, hopefully, will bring to new developments in play studies.

Guidelines for supporting children with disabilities' play. Methodologies, tools, and contexts

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ISBN: 9783110613445 Year: Pages: 172 DOI: 10.1515/9783110613445 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Education
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Play for the sake of play, without any secondary goals, if of utmost importance for children’s wellbeing and development. In this book you’ll find guidelines to support children with disabilities’ play. Providing ready-to-use information in a lay-person language, this book is for parents, teachers, rehabilitation professionals, toy manufacturers, policy makers and all persons interested in the topic of play for children with disabilities.

Logical Time for Decentralized Control of Material Handling Systems

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Book Series: Wissenschaftliche Berichte des Instituts für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie ISSN: 01712772 ISBN: 9783731505679 Year: Volume: 89 Pages: IX, 188 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000057838 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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The fourth industrial revolution aims to transform production systems. In this work, Logical Time which is a control principle for distributed systems is transferred to material handling systems with decentralized control. The GridSorter, a modular sorter with grid-like structure, is chosen as showcase system. The system is proven to be deadlock-free and is robust against varying transport times. The time-window-based route reservation process is described as Iterative Deepening A*.

The Role of Play in Children’s Health and Development

ISBN: 9783038421818 9783038421825 Year: Volume: 1st Pages: 200 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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