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Title: Learning at the edge of the Magic Circle : a case for playful learning
Author: Moseley, Alexander
ISNI:       0000 0004 2927 5251
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 2018
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This thesis draws on a ten-year research-practice nexus, to contribute to the emerging field of playful learning. It suggests alternative approaches to the use of play and games in learning, contrasting with the problematic concepts of serious games and gamification. Within the thesis playful learning is shown to successfully blend learning design and playful design, promoting an experience of playfulness that is engaging for the learner, authentic to the discipline, and embedded within adult education contexts. Playful learning is shown to blur the edges between seriousness/fun, learning/playing, researching/teaching, and education/real-world; and offers ways to negotiate these spaces meaningfully and practically.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: PhD by publication ; playful learning ; adult education ; Learning Design ; playful design