Biography - Bob Hughes

Bob Hughes runs Play Education and has been a playworker since 1970. He has lectured all over the world and currently works as a playwork writer, trainer and researcher. He was the first managing editor of the International Play Journal and was awarded a prize winning MA in Playwork Development Studies in 2001.

Bob is the author of numerous books and papers including The First Claim … a framework for playwork quality assessment, A Playworker’s Taxonomy of Play Types, Play Environment: A Question of Quality, Evolutionary Playwork and Reflective Analytic Practice, and PlayTypes: Speculations and Possibilities. He has also contributed Chapters in Fraser Brown’s Playwork Theory and Practice and Jambor and Van Gils’ Several Perspectives on Children’s Play.


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