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This page gathers together much of Marc's recent writings including Blog pieces, magazine articles, academic and conference papers, research reports, and other pieces written.

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Each entry is listed in date order, most recent first.

 Year  Title / Keywords Type   Download

2013

Toy Guns and Robbers: real or unreal PART 1

Themes: war & weapon play, pretend play

Blog

website

pdf version

2013

Children's Independent Mobility - radio interview with Radio Humberside

Themes: independent mobility, research, with Ingrid Wilkinson (Play England)

Radio clip

sound clip

(16 mins)

2013

Beyond the Comfort Zone Lie the Riches of New Possibilities

Themes: training, conferences, professional development, reading

Blog

website

2012

Fuzzy and Headless Children

Themes: images of children, child protection

Blog

website

pdf version

2012

From Space Hero to Pop Star

Themes: play, pretend play, heroes

 Blog

 

website

pdf version

2012

Who has the Right to Smack whom?

Themes: child protection issues, smacking, school, parents

Blog

website

pdf version 

2012

The Power of Water and Wasted Opportunities

Themes: water play, adults

Blog

website

pdf version 

2012 

Disclosure: 'A Revelation of Abuse or Harm'

Themes: school, happiness, well-being, disclosure, child protection issues

Blog

website

pdf version  

 2012

Converse Shoes: The Playwork Badge of Office

Themes: playwork

Blog

website

pdf version 

 2012

A Tree and a Boy

Themes: play, playwork, neighbourhood, special places

 Blog

website

pdf version 

2012

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Themes: childcare, bad practice

Blog

website

pdf version 

 2012

Risky Play is not a Category: it's what children do

Themes: risky play, heights, movement, tools, fire

Article

pdf version

 

 2012

The Importance of Touching Stuff

Themes: play, young children, adults, touch

Blog

website

pdf version 

 2012

Should Children have Access to Facebook

Themes: school, social media, adults, ban

 Blog

website

 pdf version

2011 

 

Do Children Need More Time with their Parents or Less?

Themes: research, children, adults, friends, quality time

 Blog

 

website

pdf version 

2011

Schools to be Given the Power to Set Their Own Day

Themes: school, school day, playtime

 Blog

website

 pdf version

 2011

Lesson Lessons of History: The Power of Taking Control

Themes: playwork, history, networking, infrastructure

Article

  pdf version

 2011

 The Free-School Movement in England: Fairness and Democracy

Themes: school, free-school

Blog

website

pdf version 

2010

Play Pods (2006-2009): an independent evaluation into the effect of introducing loose parts to the school

Themes: play, school, school playground, playtime, recess, loose parts

Report

pdf version 

 

2010

The Superhero: a good or a bad influence for children

Themes: pretend play, rough & tumble play, superheroes

Blog

website

pdf version

2008 

Over hoeken en kanten van speelplaatsen: Wat doen leeringen en scholieren tijdens de speeltijd?

Themes: play, school playground, playtime, recess [in Dutch]

Publication

see publications page 

 

 2006

 Every Child Plays: A Play Response to the Every Child Matters Outcomes

Themes: play provision, local government, ECM

 Publication

website

 pdf version

 2006

All About Mary: Children's use of the Toilet Ghost as a Mechanism for Dealing with Fear - but Fear of What? 

Themes: pretend play, liminal space, school, psycho-social development

Publication 

  

pdf version 

see also publications page 

2005 

 The Inclusion of Disabled Children in Primary School Playgrounds

Themes: play, school playground, playtime, disabled children

Publication

see publications page

2005 

 

The influence of school architecture and design on the outdoor play experiences within the primary school

Themes: play, school playground, playtime, history

 Publication

 

see publications page

 

2004 

 A Difficult Truth

Themes: public playground, design, children's participation

Article

pdf version 

 

 2004

Right place for some, wrong place for others: where do children and young people spend their time?

Themes: play, research, public playground, neighbourhood

Paper

pdf version 

 

 2002

Hide and Seek: an investigtion into where children spend their time

Themes: play, research

 Paper

 pdf version

 2001

The ins and outs of school playground play: children's use of play places 

Themes: play, school playground, playtime

Publication

see publications page

1999 

Pretend and imagination on the British school playground: consistences in type, structure and place

Themes: pretend play, school playground, playtime, loose parts

Paper

pdf version 

 1999

What do you mean, you don't like it? Interpreting children's perceptions of the playground as an aid to designing effective playspace

Themes: play, public playground, research, children's participation

Paper

 pdf version 

       

Marc Armitage

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