Fulbright scholar studies art of play

Fulbright scholar studies art of play

PlayworkMichael Patte
Michael Patte, associate professor of secondary education and educational studies, has spent the past four months teaching and researching playwork at Leeds Metropolitan University, U.K., on a Fulbright fellowship. Playwork, with its roots in Europe, is concerned with providing play environments for children to laugh and cry, explore and experiment, create and destroy, feel excited and elated.
 
Since April, Patte has made presentations at various play conferences throughout Europe, taught a variety of course sessions on playwork at Leeds and visited a variety of venues where playworkers practice their crafts such as breakfast clubs, adventure parks and children’s museums.

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