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Neil Irons said:

Great article - play is very important and can be easily lost in search of goals.

11/12/17
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Martin Hills said:

Interesting article. Periods of free play, fun games and competitions helps to keep things fresh and fun and helps participants develop creativity and innovation.

11/12/17
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Pat Daly said:

Excellent article in that we all live in our imaginations and PLAY facilities this is no small measure. While much has been written about Player Pathways, there are 3 interactive elements as I see it: Child - Play to Learn; Youth - Learn to Compete & Adult - Compete to Excel

16/12/17
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Andy Stevens said:

Play is so important and I include elements of play all the way through my sessions - probably 95% of a session! The kids love it, especially when they can make the rules - and when the option to add a rule is a reward for something remarkable during the play, it’s a bonus all round!!

29/01/18
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GrantH55

Great article - As Piaget said - "Play is the Work of children"

30/01/18
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Pat Daly said:

Excellent article Richard and I would like to commend you on your outstanding work in this arena.

I've tried to capture how "Practical Playing Pursuits" - as distinct from the nonsense that some engage in when trying to differentiate between PE, Physical Activity & Sport - culminates in Wellbeing & Lifelong Leaning (WeLL) - and I hope that the attached link will provide some insights in this regard. I would like to see the MVA (Master of Value-Laden Acumen) - it encompasses Learning (Think, Do & Become), Character-Building & Giving Back - becoming to grassroots sports coaching - and personal development - what the MBA is to business.

The problem with the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is that something such as this become an Academic exercise and when two of the 2 key essentials involved - Character-Building & Giving Back - do not live in this space, this is problematic.
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I'd welcome any thoughts on how this might best be addressed and progressed.


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cheetham

Thank you Pat for your comments and I think we are battling the culture of measurable and quantifiable in education especially in the early years. I ran a deliberate play session today and encouraged the students to identify what they learnt - what was their play experience? If you have time for Skype catch up I would be delighted to share the work we are doing on play in coach education

02/02/18
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Pat Daly said:

Thank you Richard.You’re on the ball - the mechanistic, nihilistic and reductionistic are winning out - to the detriment of the humanistic and holistic - because of the commodification, commercialization & dehumanization of sport. This message came through loud and clear at our recent national Games Development Conference in Croke Oark where we had 859 attendees making it now the largest and longest running annual event - established in 1997 - of this nature in the world. Last year we had 142,467 participants in our Cul (Summer) Camps - making them, on a per capita basis, the biggest Child/Sport promotion in the world - and the overwhelming message from parents & guardians is that they want their children to experience: fun, friendship, fairness, freedom, fitness and fulfillment as part of a more sustained process of Wellbeing & Lifelong Learning (WeLL).
This is going to be a big challenge and I’m delighted to see that people like yourself will be in the vanguard.

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