Becoming-player in school-age childcare
2014 (English)In: Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology (RERM), ISSN 1892-042X, Vol. 5, no 1, 18-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this paper is to explore if some of Deleuze and Guattari’s (1980/2004) concepts can contribute to our understanding of “playwork”, particularly among the school-age childcare staff required by governing documents to facilitate play in a school setting. The paper presents a reading of transcribed conversations with school-age childcare staff. We map how two staff teams described playing, and the (e)merging thoughts that surfaced during conversations. The reading challenges a dichotomous view of staff as play facilitators and children as players and we explore other possibilities for interpreting the events described by staff. It seems to us that when children and staff play, in the assemblage of the school-age childcare settings, they do schooling and playing simultaneously, overcoming the dichotomies apparent in educational policy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 5, no 1, 18-31 p.
School-age childcare, play, playwork, Deleuze and Guattari
Research subject Child and Youth Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-120280DOI: 10.7577/rerm.947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-120280DiVA: diva2:851405