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Title: Playground Development in Papua New Guinea: Creating New Play, Learning and Research Environments
Contributor(s): Simoncini, Kym (author); Carr, Victoria (author); Elliott, Sue  (author); Manson, Elisapesi (author); Simeon, Lalen (author); Sawi, Joros (author)
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.7721/chilyoutenvi.26.1.0179
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Abstract: The University of Canberra and the Playground Ideas organization in Australia, and the Pacific Adventist University and Koiari Park Adventist Primary School in Papua New Guinea, partnered to create a demonstration playground and research site in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. The long-term goal of this collaborative partnership was to promote playgrounds built of locally sourced materials as safe and stimulating play and learning environments for children and also to serve as community hubs. This field report describes the activities involved in developing the demonstration site including the multiple project partnerships, the community-informed playground design and the playground construction process. Our shared experiences indicate there is much potential for future playground development and we strongly advocate school playgrounds as play and learning environments in Papua New Guinea.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Children, Youth and Environments, 26(1), p. 179-194
Publisher: University of Colorado
Place of Publication: Boulder, United States of America
ISSN: 1546-2250
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130311 Pacific Peoples Education
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: undefined
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 9304 School/Institution
930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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