This thesis in Pedagogy and Performance Design questions how children's play is formed on a manned playground in Copenhagen, and what can be understood about the general facilitation of play, based on the case study thereof. With participant observations and ethnographic interviews, this thesis investigates the manned playground on the old ramparts of Christianshavn in the center of Copenhagen, and the case description is substantiated by existing research in the field and relevant literature on playgrounds. The analysis of the activities and interactions on the playground is based on the empirical data and theories about the place/space-relation, adult participation in children's play, as well as perspectives on how play can be understood from a development-oriented perspective, and/or an orientation regarding play as of independent value. The thesis concludes that both playground pedagogues, parents, teachers and other pedagogical staff to some extent have an impact on children’s play on the manned playground. However, the children themselves actively sorts in the inputs they receive, and play to the extent of their own free will. The manning of the playground contributes to a good play environment by offering various activities and playground equipment. Thus the children is secured a safe environment to play in, and additionally the development of the child is ensured.
|Uddannelser||Performance-design, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jul. 2016|
|Vejledere||Thomas Gitz-Johansen & Martin Severin Frandsen|