Are people afraid of play?

Yesterday, I received a question about the use of the words “play” and “playfulness”, which reminds me of some concerns I’ve been struggling with myself: I was wondering if you have any (bad) experience in using the word play and...
Playful, global citizens

Playful, global citizens

I’ve talked about it before, but this time I’ve actually done something about it: I’ve sent an application for a PhD-project at Aarhus University. Now I’ll just have to wait for a couple of months before I get the verdict. If it doesn’t...

“Disorderly play celebrates—and develops—impish, creative qualities in people. Disorderly players rage against the world. They take liberties; they go to extremes. They challenge the best-laid plans of everyone, including, sometimes, their own.”

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“The truly great advances of this generation will be made by those who can make outrageous connections, and only a mind which knows how to play can do that”

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“Why is the activity of making so important to the process of learning? When you make something in the world, it becomes an external representation of ideas in your head. It enables you to play with your ideas and to gain a better understanding of the possibilities and limitations of your ideas.”

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