This chapter draws on a research project entitled "Community Engagement in the redevelopment of a Papua New Guinean School Playground: Participatory Research in Design, Construction, Play and Learning" (Simoncini et al., 2016). The aim of the project was to investigate how a playground redevelopment might impact on children`s play, classroom engagement and behaviour, school attendance and the wider school community. The project team team included both local and visiting academic researchers, an Australian-based playground builder as well as pre-service teachers enrolled at the Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea, tradespeople, local teachers and communities.
|Title of host publication||Outdoor learning environments|
|Subtitle of host publication||Spaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking|
|Editors||Helen Little, Sue Elliott, Shirley Wyver|
|Place of Publication||Sydney Australia|
|Publisher||Allen & Unwin|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2017|
Elliott, S., SIMONCINI, K., Carr, V., Simeon, L., & Manson, E. (2017). Creating a school playground in Papua New Guinea: A participatory approach with young children. In H. Little, S. Elliott, & S. Wyver (Eds.), Outdoor learning environments: Spaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking (pp. 182-199). Sydney Australia: Allen & Unwin.