Creating a school playground in Papua New Guinea: A participatory approach with young children

Sue Elliott, Kym SIMONCINI, Victoria Carr, Lalen Simeon, Elisapesi Manson

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOutdoor learning environments
Subtitle of host publicationSpaces for exploration, discovery and risk-taking
EditorsHelen Little, Sue Elliott, Shirley Wyver
Place of PublicationSydney Australia
PublisherAllen & Unwin
Chapter10
Pages182-199
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781760639501
ISBN (Print)9781760296858
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

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