The nursing academic, who is responsible for settingthe playful conditions, creates a safe and permissive learning environment,which in turn facilitates the student’s ability to engage in fun exploratorylearning activities. It is hypothesised that the use of a humanistic stancewith playful engagement such as, projective small world play, will facilitateoptimal teaching conditions in the higher education sector.
Pretend Play, Projective Play, Role Play, Playful Andragogy, Higher Education, Play Pedagogy, Play Based Learning, Playful Teaching, Play
How to Cite
Dean, B. J. & Parson, J. A., (2021) “Integrating play based approaches into nursing education: Teachers as playful academics”, The Journal of Play in Adulthood 3(1), 71-86. doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/jpa.873