Date of Submission
Moore, D. (2015). A place within a place: Toward new understandings on the enactment of contemporary imaginative play practices and places (Doctoral thesis, Australian Catholic University). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a9cb9dcb0b87
This study was an intergenerational inquiry into imaginative play practices and places. Using narrative inquiry, it explored the childhood imaginative play practices and places of four families who resided in and around the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Each family had three generations who participated in the study; these included grandparents, parents, primary school children and pre-school children- a total of sixteen participants. Positioned within a qualitative, interpretative research paradigm, the narrative inquiry approach prompted participants’ subjective stories as socially constructed knowledge about their childhood experiences of imaginative play...
School of Arts
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Faculty of Education and Arts