Research in PlayArt
Research is an important part of PlayArt. Through both everyday practice and research, we learn more about children and their everyday lives in day care. Researchers from teacher training programmes across the country are therefore an important and active part of PlayArt. Among other things, we will investigate how art and culture can create quality and promote play, education and new communities among children in day care. We also look at how educators can support children's play and help create experimental play environments.
The research is close to practice. The researchers participate in the programmes together with educators, student educators, artists and children, and together they create knowledge about how the encounter with art and culture promotes children's play and education. We develop a common language that we can use when reflecting on and talking about pedagogical practice in relation to children's play and education through art and culture.