Here you can find the presentations from the conference.
John S. Matthews "Spontaneous play and the origin of representational and symbolic thought"
Elly Singer "Playfulness and social life of young children in group settings"
Peter K. Smith "Attitudes to play, methods of study, and the influence of the play ethos"
Jan Van Gils "Children’s perspectives on play"
David Whitebread "Play & Development: Cause or Effect?"
Brian Ashley The special knowledge needed for play-work with ‘problem youth’ - gangs and mobbing
Brian Ashley Using theory and research to train play workers. And additional paper.
Danilo Bondi Martial arts: from spontaneity to sportivization.
Kristin Danielsen Wolf, Anne Greve and Knut Olav Kristensen The importance of play - “…But don’t think that we are only playing...”
Dalia Guzaitienė Play, Fun and Learning Programme: can attachment and play based parent training reduce parenting stress?
Kaisu Hermanfors Kindergarten teacher students on the way to learn guided role play
Eva Kane and Anna Klerfelt Play and social integration of newly arrived children, in school-age educare
Jose Linaza and Juan Jose Ramirez Children`s play in different cultures
Anthia Michaelides, Eleni Loizou and Maria Photiadou Children’s, parents’ and Early Childhood teachers’, descriptive and illustrative, beliefs on play and learning
Nina Prešlenkova Claiming the dark Forest as Urban Children's Play Space
Lindsey Russo Anecdotes from the "Field": Using students' stories on play, curriculum and teacher perception as a learning tool within an early childhood teacher education program in the USA
Ildar Safarov Children play as lawful interaction: modeling, analyses, skills
Monika Skeryte-Kazlauskiene, Lauryna Rakickiene, Rasa Driukiene, Milda Bredikyte Free and structured play possibilities in Vilnius kindergartens.
Jan Van Gils Research methods regarding children's play outdoors and unaccompanied: opportunities and limitations
Jennifer Wong-Powell Pushing the academic agenda forward: Actual practice challenging play discourse