When you play, things change, the world changes, and you change. Now CounterPlay is changing.
A while back, I was invited to train a group of instructors, who would be leading six play camps across branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia. "Teach them about play", my friend Joel requested, and of course I immediately said yes. The training week took...
This post is an attempt to capture the essence of CounterPlay, the principles underlying the festival and the connection to play. Part of it is a description of what we have been doing since the beginning, while part of it remains more of an ideal for our future work.
Om høringen “Børn, uddannelse og den nye industrielle revolution”, som var arrangeret af International Play Associations danske afdeling, professionshøjskolen UCC og MF Ida Auken, Radikale Venstre.
En kritik af den alt for udbredte tendens til at simplificere legen og blot betragte den som et indholdstomt instrument.
Hvordan kan vi bruge gamification og (især) playful design til at udvikle vores uddannelser, så de i højere grad klæder mennesker på til at være til i en omskiftelig verden, og skabe meningsfulde liv for os selv og hinanden?
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Since the first CounterPlay Festival in 2014, we have been aiming to turn the festival into a strong international community and an ambitious forum for exploring, supporting and spreading play. The next festival will now take place every other year, so we’ll be back in 2019, but in the meantime we’ll be experimenting with a wide range of similar events.
Based on our experiences, insights and community from the international CounterPlay festival, we are now developing new formats and activities to bring play to a wider range of settings. In addition, we are also working with external partners and clients, providing solutions based on our understanding of play.
We are working on establishing a national Danish play think tank with central stakeholders from our network. It is our intention to create a strong platform for examining and supporting play across society.