Papers

Following the IPA 2011 conference a number of presenters kindly granted permission for us to publish their papers and presentations. 

The papers and presentations are listed by day and in alphabetical order by family name. 

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Monday, 4 July 2011

Tracey Bancroft, Steve Plimmer (Wales): Play on the Move - Active Play on Wheels. Dynamic, innovative environment encouraging play

Theresa Casey (Scotland): IPA President - Opening Address

Jan van Gils (Belgium): The evolution of children's play in public space during the last 25 years in Flanders

Ali Jonzon (Canada): Daughters of mothers with multiple sclerosis: their experience of play

Pete King (Wales): Maximising children's choice during play in relation to structual, functional, social and emotional affordances?

Isami Kinoshita (Japan): Towards a neighbourhood paradise rather than stranger danger

Theresa Lu (Singapore): Bridging the Gap: Enhancing outdoor play environments for young children in Singapore

Soren Dahl Mortensen (Denmark): The Harry Potter Festival - organised play in urban space

Maria de Lourdes Sandoval Martinon (Mexico): Spaces for children's play in Mexico City (scheduled for Monday - due to unforeseen circumstances took place on Thursday 7 July)

Keith Towler (Wales): UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - Wales

Dirk E. J. Vermeulen (Netherlands): Children's use of play space: boys and girls

Jan White, Helen Woolley (England): Landscapes for early childhood: investigating the characteristics of good outdoor environmnts for young children and references

Rob Wheway (England): Most Play Strategies are Wrong - lessons from Cardiff

Kathy Wong (Hong Kong): International Playbus Work - Hong Kong Case

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Mira Tetkowski Berkley (USA), Valerie Huggins (England): Preparing early years teachers to understand their role in promoting play: American and English challenges

Vicki Burns, Susan McIntyre (Scotland): 'It's what makes children fun': Hearing Scottish children's views on their right to play

Catherine Couturier (Sweden): Teaching with play or with a playful perspective

Diane Crone, Leonie Labistour (England): The role of play for holistic health (in the conference programme and book the workshop is titled Play, health and wellbeing: evidence and implications for practice)

Patrizio De Rossi (Italy/England): Building a Repertoire: exploring the role of active play in encouraging physical literacy in children

Janice Dunphy (England), Tracey Bancroft (Wales): Investigating the benefits of partnerships with PPA accredited indoor play centre operators in promoting play opportunities

David Eager, Helen Little (Australia): The risk paradox in play

Perry Else (England): Everybody In: A presentation on the application of New Games in a school setting and workshop handout

Marilena Flores Martins, Renata Mendes (Brasil): 'Solar dos Querubins' - the house of childhood culture

Esther Hierro (Spain): School playgrounds: educational children's spaces

Pamela Kola (Kenya): IPA Global Consultation on Children's Right to Play - an international symposium

Stuart Lester (England): Moments of nonsense and signs of hope: the everyday 'political' nature of children's play

Karen McInnes (Wales): Indicators of children's wellbeing in activities defined by children as play or not play

Anna Mitrega (Poland): Childhood - between duties and play

Wendy Russell (England): Pyramid playwork: four triangular analyses of playwork as production of space where children can play

Lois Woodward (Wales): Exploring the value of exploration, play and adventure as an integral part of therapeutic journeys outdoors

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Malgorzata Biedron (Poland): Parents' participation in leisure of early adolescent children. Domination? Support and cooperation? Or separation? and presentation

Jackie Boldon and Keeks McGarry (England) Shire Bairns get Clout - The story of a Community Adventure Playground

David Eager (Australia): Effectiveness of pads and enclosures as safety interventions on consumer trampolines

Gabrielle Eisele (Wales): Hand in Hand: developmental and therapeutic play for young children on the autistic spectrum

Perry Else, Julia Sexton (England): Creativity and the links to the play of adults

Lesli Godfrey, Tom Bell, Debbie Willett (England): Playful professionals: the importance of quality assurance for professional recognition

Despina Kalessopoulou (Greece): Let's play in the museum: museum exhibits that support children's play

Kathy Wong (Hong Kong): Researching how the physical and social environments affect our children's play opportunity in Hong Kong

Ali Wood, Jackie Kilvington (England): Sex differences, sexuality and gender identity - what's play got to do with it? and paper and handout

Visit - Cogan Nursery School

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Brian Ashley (Sweden): Theory and practice for a comprehensive system of play and leisure in a community and presentation

Lesley Crawford, Katrina Brodin (Scotland): Bringing books alive through play (Battle of the books)

Eva Kane (Sweden): Pedagogue or ludagogue? Play in school age childcare workers practice in England and Scotland

Lothar Krappmann: Monitoring Artice 31 CRC on the child's right to play by the Committee on the Rights of the Child

Kerry Logan (Australia): Connecting to country: Outside play provision in remote Western Australia communities

Lois Woodward (Wales): Down to Earth Project: sustainable outdoor classrooms and their influence on children's play and learning

Maria de Lourdes Sandoval Martinon (Mexico): Spaces for children's play in Mexico City (scheduled for Monday but due to unforeseen circumstances took place on Thursday 7 July)