Designing environments for play-based science learning



by Wendy Pollock

Published on January 31, 2011

  • The Fall 2011 issue of the journal Children, Youth, and Environments will explore multi-disciplinary perspectives on the role of play in science learning with a focus on out-of-school spaces designed for children’s playful learning. Editors Jen Adams and David Kanter are looking for article proposals that “focus on designs for built spaces or activity designs for natural spaces that promote play-based science learning. Looking at play and place as a dialectic, while such places may be designed for children’s play, it is also children’s agency that shapes these places and transforms them into arenas for play. We encourage manuscript proposals that are diverse in their disciplinary, cultural, and theoretical perspectives.” More here:

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