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The Playful Academic: An editorial

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The contributions on this special issue tackle head on the theme of playful higher education and the playful academic in multifaceted, diverse, but complementary, ways. As a whole they present a polyphonic and kaleidoscopic approach to playful academia and the playful academic: Playfulness as academic practice (James), playful educational experiences (Møller & Skov), playful research methods and practices (Lübbbert, González-Fernández & Heimann), teachers as playful academics (Dean & Parson), playful research (Hunsinger) and a philosophical approach to academia as a plaything (Linde). Together they represent important steps towards a more robust theoretical and methodological underpinnings of this nascent field as well as great hope for a more playful future for academics and institutions alike.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Play in Adulthood
Pages (from-to)1-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

    Research areas

  • Playful, Higher education, University, Play, Academic, Research, Teaching, Learning

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