Connected Play

Tweens in a Virtual World
Author: Yasmin B. Kafai,Deborah A. Fields,Mizuko Ito
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262317850
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Millions of children visit virtual worlds every day. In such virtual play spaces as Habbo Hotel, Toontown, and Whyville, kids chat with friends from school, meet new people, construct avatars, and earn and spend virtual currency. In Connected Play, Yasmin Kafai and Deborah Fields investigate what happens when kids play in virtual worlds, how this matters for their offline lives, and what this means for the design of educational opportunities in digital worlds. Play is fundamentally important for kids' development, but, Kafai and Fields argue, to understand play in virtual worlds, we need to connect concerns of development and culture with those of digital media and learning. Kafai and Fields do this through a detailed study of kids' play in Whyville, a massive, informal virtual world with educational content for tween players. Combining ethnographic accounts with analysis of logfile data, they present rich portraits and overviews of how kids learn to play in a digital domain, developing certain technological competencies; how kids learn to play well -- responsibly, respectfully, and safely; and how kids learn to play creatively, creating content that becomes a part of the virtual world itself.

Families at Play

Connecting and Learning Through Video Games
Author: Sinem Siyahhan,Elisabeth Gee
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262037467
Category: Computers
Page: 216
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A new perspective on games and families -- Strengthening family relations -- Family learning and video games -- Understanding oneself, each other, and the world -- Developing a learning culture through gaming -- Designing for intergenerational play

Play and Educational Theory and Practice

Author: Donald E. Lytle
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567506846
Category: Education
Page: 331
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Based on ongoing research from Australia, American, Korea and Taiwan, this work discusses the applied value and theory of play.

Connected Viewing

Selling, Streaming, & Sharing Media in the Digital Age
Author: Jennifer Holt,Kevin Sanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135081298
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
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As patterns of media use become more integrated with mobile technologies and multiple screens, a new mode of viewer engagement has emerged in the form of connected viewing, which allows for an array of new relationships between audiences and media texts in the digital space. This exciting new collection brings together twelve original essays that critically engage with the socially-networked, multi-platform, and cloud-based world of today, examining the connected viewing phenomenon across television, film, video games, and social media. The result is a wide-ranging analysis of shifting business models, policy matters, technological infrastructure, new forms of user engagement, and other key trends affecting screen media in the digital era. Connected Viewing contextualizes the dramatic transformations taking place across both media industries and national contexts, and offers students and scholars alike a diverse set of methods and perspectives for studying this critical moment in media culture.

Play and Power

Author: Karen Vibeke Mortensen,Liselotte Grünbaum
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1855758032
Category: Psychology
Page: 178
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Presents the theme of 'Play and Power' both inside and outside the therapeutic space. This title illustrates in clinical cases from individual psychotherapies with children and adults and from group analysis.

Connected Gaming

What Making Video Games Can Teach Us about Learning and Literacy
Author: Yasmin B. Kafai,Quinn Burke,Constance Steinkuehler
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035375
Category: Education
Page: 224
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How making and sharing video games offer educational benefits for coding, collaboration, and creativity.

Playing to the Crowd

Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection
Author: Nancy K. Baym
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479896160
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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"Playing to the Crowd explores and explains how the rise of digital communication platforms has transformed artist-fan relationships into something more intimate. Through in-depth interviews with musicians such as the Cure, UB40, and Throwing Muses, Nancy K. Baym reveals how new media has facilitated connections through the active participation of both the artists and their devoted digital fan base. Before the rise of online sharing and user-generated content, audiences were mostly seen as undifferentiated masses, often mediated through record labels and the press. Today, musicians and fans have built more active relationships through social media, fan sites, and artist sites, giving them a new sense of intimacy, while offering artists unparalleled access to and information about their audiences. But this comes at a price. For audiences, meeting their heroes can kill the mystique. And for artists, maintaining active relationships with so many people can be labor intensive and emotionally draining. Drawing on her own rich history as a deeply connected music fan, Baym offers an entirely new approach to media culture, arguing that the work musicians put into maintaining these intimate relationships reflects the demands of the gig economy, one which requires resources and strategies that we all music come to recognize"--Publisher's description.

Connected Code

Why Children Need to Learn Programming
Author: Yasmin B. Kafai,Quinn Burke
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262027755
Category: Computers
Page: 200
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Why every child needs to learn to code: the shift from "computational thinking" to computational participation.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy

Theory, Research and Practice
Author: Michiel van Vreeswijk,Jenny Broersen,Marjon Nadort
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118332296
Category: Psychology
Page: 680
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the theory, diagnosis, treatment, research, implementation, and management of schema therapy. Presents a comprehensive overview of schema therapy - goes far beyond all previous books on the subject to cover theoretical, research and practical perspectives Covers the latest developments, including work on mindfulness and borderline personality disorder, as well as new applications of schema therapy beyond personality disorders Includes chapters by leaders in the field including Wendy Behary and Arnoud Arntz, as well as a foreword by Jeffrey Young, the founder of schema therapy

Play from Birth to Twelve

Contexts, Perspectives, and Meanings
Author: Doris Pronin Fromberg,Doris Bergen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136080023
Category: Education
Page: 480
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In light of recent standards-based and testing movements, the issue of play in childhood has taken on increased meaning for educational professionals and social scientists. This second edition of Play From Birth to Twelve offers comprehensive coverage of what we now know about play, its guiding principles, its dynamics and importance in early learning. These up-to-date essays, written by some of the most distinguished experts in the field, help students explore: all aspects of play, including new approaches not yet covered in the literature how teachers in various classroom situations set up and guide play to facilitate learning how play is affected by societal violence, media reportage, technological innovations and other contemporary issues which areas of play have been studied adequately and which require further research.

A Handbook of Play Therapy with Aggressive Children

Author: David A. Crenshaw,John B. Mordock
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 9780765705792
Category: Medical
Page: 337
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This book is the most comprehensive and detailed compilation of specific and practical techniques available for child and play therapists to draw on in the treatment of aggressive children. Written by two authors with a combined experience of over 50 years in the residential treatment of severely aggressive and often traumatized children, the book will be invaluable to new as well as seasoned child practitioners because of the broad range of the interventions and the clear rationale that guides their use.

Post-Show Discussions in New Play Development

Author: T. Fisher
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137410965
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 108
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Many theatres host post-show discussions, or talkbacks, as part of their season. This book is a critical examination of what has/has not worked with post-show discussions utilized in new play development, providing a framework for understanding discussions, steps for building the foundation of them, and various strategies for structuring them.

The Complete Euripides

Volume I: Trojan Women and Other Plays
Author: Peter Burian,Alan Shapiro
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831165
Category: Drama
Page: 400
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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The tragedies collected here were originally available as single volumes. This new collection retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions, with Greek line numbers and a single combined glossary added for easy reference. This volume collects Euripides' Andromache, a play that challenges the concept of tragic character and transforms expectations of tragic structure; Hecuba, a powerful story of the unjustifiable sacrifice of Hecuba's daughter and the consequent destruction of Hecuba's character; Trojan Women, a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty; and Rhesos, the story of a futile quest for knowledge.

The French Play

Exploring Theatre "re-creatively" with Foreign Language Students
Author: Les Essif
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
ISBN: 1552382133
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 251
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Incorporating a wide array of subjects pertaining to planning, producing, analysing, and theorising theatre, this edition includes valuable strategies for re-creating theatre for students whose first language is not French.

A-Z of Play in Early Childhood

Author: Janet Moyles
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335246397
Category: Education
Page: 175
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The key themes in play are explored through an A – Z approach covering key concepts, theories / theorists, and figures.

The Cambridge Handbook of Play

Developmental and Disciplinary Perspectives
Author: Peter K. Smith,Jaipaul L. Roopnarine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108135501
Category: Psychology
Page: N.A
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Play takes up much of the time budget of young children, and many animals, but its importance in development remains contested. This comprehensive collection brings together multidisciplinary and developmental perspectives on the forms and functions of play in animals, children in different societies, and through the lifespan. The Cambridge Handbook of Play covers the evolution of play in animals, especially mammals; the development of play from infancy through childhood and into adulthood; historical and anthropological perspectives on play; theories and methodologies; the role of play in children's learning; play in special groups such as children with impairments, or suffering political violence; and the practical applications of playwork and play therapy. Written by an international team of scholars from diverse disciplines such as psychology, education, neuroscience, sociology, evolutionary biology and anthropology, this essential reference presents the current state of the field in play research.

Wisdom at Play

Author: Juliana McIntyre Fenn
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449789218
Category: Religion
Page: 258
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This book reflects what Juliana McIntyre Fenn has learned from children about a God-given wisdom that is so deeply rooted as to last a lifetime, despite the challenges that sometimes threaten its power. She has seen this wisdom at play in children who attended a school that she co-founded and led for twenty-one years, in the family and religious community of her childhood and in the lives of her children and grandchildren. She claims that children who access their innate wisdom discover that they can create, connect, and collaborate. They find their common humanity with others who are different from themselves. They push back their boundaries in ways that bring new life to the whole community. Their wisdom transforms them and those around them. Wisdom is the spiritual dynamic inherent in the learning process. In her view, wisdom is not the bailiwick of children only. Tapping our wisdom is essential for all of us who wish to undergo personal transformation, to contribute creatively to the world around us, and to love. God’s wisdom—the source and subject of several faith traditions—is our benediction and hope.

The Plays of Aeschylus

Author: A. F. Garvie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472519892
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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Aeschylus is the oldest of the three great Greek tragedians. Born probably in 525 or 524 BC, he lived through the end of tyranny at Athens and the restitution of democracy. He took part in the battle of Marathon in 490 and probably also in the battle of Salamis in 480, the subject of his Persians. During his life he made at least two visits to Sicily, and died there at Gela in 456 or 455. Those who wish may believe the late story that he was killed by a tortoise, which an eagle dropped on his bald head, mistaking it for a rock on which to crack the tortoise's shell. This book deals with Aeschylus' six extant plays in the chronological order of their first production: Persians, the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us, Seven against Thebes, Suppliants, and the three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agamemnon, Libation Bearers and Eumenides. It also contains also an essay on Prometheus Bound, now generally thought not to be by Aeschylus, but accepted as his in antiquity. It is intended primarily as a readable introduction to the dramatist for A-level students of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History, and for the first two years of university courses.It should be of interest also to students of other disciplines and to the non-specialist reader.

Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling

Author: David Capuzzi,Mark D. Stauffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118710789
Category: Psychology
Page: 544
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A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage, couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer present the theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselors and therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundational teaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics not included in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce, domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and using community genograms to position culture and context in family therapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the book discusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduate students and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health, and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need to help couples and families as part of their work in a variety of helping environments. Each chapter contains case studies and anecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues they are likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this book helps readers see the connection between what they know and what happens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readers will: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associated with major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevant intervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by special issues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity and culture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay of various factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplay between each person's issues, and the outside influences that shape behavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guide clients toward lasting resolution.


Author: David Auburn
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822217824
Category: Drama
Page: 74
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THE STORY: On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the