Date of Submission

2015

Abstract

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/Institute

School of Arts

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

322 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

Included in

Art Education Commons

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