Dare To Play

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Joanna Michopoulou

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Inspired by watching a group of children playing freely during their summer holidays, in this essay I am drawing parallels between the activities of playing and improvisation with learning and participatory action in our relational contexts. I am looking at improvisational participatory activity as key to learning, development and growth. Through the mentioning of the four stages of competence model, I am discussing how “mathematising” expert knowledge and competence in terms of stages of advancement, evaluation measures and de-contextualised accounting systems, may weaken our abilities for intuitive, spontaneous improvisations in our relational activities and restrict learning from within the doing and development of practice knowledge.


 

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MICHOPOULOU, Joanna. Dare To Play. Murmurations: Journal of Transformative Systemic Practice, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 18-28, dec. 2019. ISSN 2516-0052. Available at: <http://murmurations.cloud/ojs/index.php/murmurations/article/view/78>. Date accessed: 26 feb. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.28963/2.2.3.
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