2016 International Conference of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) and American Association for the Child’s Right to Play (IPA/USA) | Graduate School of Education

2016 International Conference of The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) and American Association for the Child’s Right to Play (IPA/USA)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:00pm
- Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:00pm

Rutgers University- New Brunswick

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 Play on the Move

After over two decades of play being systematically pushed out of the lives of children, youth and adults, we are at a tipping point. From multiple articles in The New York Times to research reports in neuroscience journals, play is being (re)discovered and is moving to the forefront of conversations on everything from invigorating classroom practice and addressing global conflicts, to understanding brain chemistry and advancing inter-species relations.

What does this moment offer? What doors are opening for the further study of play? What can we do to make a difference? The 2016 TASP/IPA conference is an opportunity for the field to come together and explore the current state of play, including theoretical, empirical, and applied work that informs our knowledge of play throughout the lifespan and across contexts. We hope to generate momentum to move the importance of play further into the public domain. The organizing committee has chosen the theme of Play on the Move and we are eager to bring together a diverse group of researchers, practitioners, and advocates, both those new to play and those who have made it their life's work. We are particularly excited to expand the reach of TASP and IPA to emerging fields and arenas of practice that could enrich and be enriched by our experiences together at the 2016 annual meeting.


Proposals are encouraged from all academic disciplines related to play and from play practitioners and advocates. Submissions from undergraduate researchers and graduate students are encouraged. All proposals will go through a peer-review process.
 

This conference will be hosted by Dr. Carrie Lobman, Associate Professor at Rutgers Graduate School of Education. 

Pricing: 

 

Please note: exact times are TBA

For additional information, including registration details, please visit the TASP website

     

Who to contact:

Dr. Carrie Lobman

848-932-0809

carrie.lobman@gse.rutgers.edu