Marc Armitage - Thought Crime

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conference24 ticket page now closed!

Sorry, but the ticket page for the 2024 National Play, Playing and Playwork Conference is now CLOSED!


Apologies if you missed out on a ticket for the one and only play and Playwork specific conference in Oz which will be held on Friday/Saturday/Sunday 8/9/10 March 2024 in Melbourne.


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Marc Armitage is a consultant, researcher and writer in play, playing and playwork. He has been a profesional Playworker for a looooong time and  hass been freelance since 1989.

He regularly travels the world speaking to groups of professionals from a broad spectrum of work sectors in the children and young peoples workforce including playworkers, early educators, primary and secondary school teachers, out-of-school people, parks and playground designers, politicians, policy makers and many others.

He also spends a lot of time talking with children. With. That's the key word.



“Play is a thing by itself. The play-concept as such is of a higher order than is seriousness. For seriousness seeks to exclude play, whereas play can very well include seriousness.”

Johan Huizinga (1872-1945)



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