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Pete King

Senior Lecturer
Swansea University

Dr Pete King is a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University and Programme Manager for Masters in Childhood Studies and Masters in Developmental and Therapeutic Play. Pete also lectures on research methods on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Prior to this, Pete has been involved in play and playwork in both England and Wales. Pete has been published in national and international journals with his research on play and on playwork.

Biography

Dr Pete King is a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University and Programme Manager for Masters in Childhood Studies and Masters in Developmental and Therapeutic Play.  Pete also lectures on research methods on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  Prior to this, Pete has been involved in play and playwork in both England and Wales.  Pete has been published in national and international journals with his research on play and on playwork.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Play, Playwork, Childhood Studies

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Researching Play from a Playwork Perspective - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

American Journal of Play

Free Choice or Adaptable Choice: Self-Determination Theory and Play.


Published: Jan 12, 2016 by American Journal of Play
Authors: Pete King and Justine Howard

A research paper considering the concept of adaptable choice and self determination theory and children's play.

Journal of Playwork Practice

Junk modelling at the British Science Festival: A reflection on non-directive pl


Published: Jan 11, 2016 by Journal of Playwork Practice
Authors: Pete King, Justine Howard, Kate Ashton and Sally Fung

Reflective practice, junk modelling and non-directive play practice

Journal of Playwork Practice

Playwork practitioners' views on play provision in a South Wales local authority


Published: Jan 04, 2016 by Journal of Playwork Practice
Authors: Pete King and Alexandra Waibel

A qualitative study on the views of play from a play team in South West Wales

Journal of Playwork Practice

The Possible Futures for Playwork project: a thematic analysis


Published: Jan 11, 2015 by Journal of Playwork Practice
Authors: Pete King

A thematic analysis on 23 'ideas papers' contributed to the 2008 Possible Futures for Playwork Project.

Journal of Playwork Practice

Factors influencing children's perceptions of choice within their free play acti


Published: Jan 11, 2014 by Journal of Playwork Practice
Authors: Pete King and Justine Howard

Different affordances that influence children's perception of choice in their play.

Children and Society

Children's Perceptions of Choice in Relation to their Play at Home, in the Schoo


Published: May 23, 2012 by Children and Society
Authors: Pete King and Justine Howard

Children's perception of choice when they play.

The Psychology of Education Review

Understanding children's free play at home, in school and at the After School Cl


Published: Nov 01, 2010 by The Psychology of Education Review
Authors: Pete King and Justine Howard

Exploratory study on children's choice in their play