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Gerlev PlayPark - Artur Stryjak

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Gerlev PlayPark - Artur Stryjak

  1. 1. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk
  2. 2. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our global society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. By Artur Stryjak Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. Gerlev promote traditional games in front of the Nordic Light-house
  3. 3. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark are situated at Zealand, 100 km from the Danish capital Copenhagen.
  4. 4. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Denmark and Gerlev Sports Academy and University of Southern Denmark Copenhagen
  5. 5. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev PlayPark is part of Gerlev Sports Academy. Apart from their individual sports, the students are trained in traditional games from Denmark and Europe. Every summer Gerlev PlayPark is open to the public with about. 20,000 Danish and foreign guests and with several students working as play instructors.
  6. 6. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Each year about 300 youngsters between 18-25 years of age get a sports education. The students come from all over the world but mainly Denmark and Europe. All – both students and teachers - live at the school.
  7. 7. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk ”Kinderspiele” a painting by the artist Pieter Bruegel the Older from Europe in the 16th century. The painting includes 80 different games. Several of these games are inspiring and played at Gerlev PlayPark.
  8. 8. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Dr. Jørn Møller, Gerlev Research Center / Sports Academy / PlayPark 1975-2009. Field of research: • Traditional games as cultural heritage and activity for adults and youngsters. • The influence of the body culture in our time in a playing direction. • The building of a network with other scientists in Europe. • The establishment of Gerlev PlayPark.
  9. 9. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Jørn Møller made his Ph.D. on traditional games in Denmark at University of Southern Denmark. In 1990 the Ph.D. thesis was published as 4 books – each containing 100 traditional games. These books are the foundation for the education in traditional games at Gerlev Sports Academy and for the dissemination of traditional games for the public at Gerlev PlayPark.
  10. 10. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk At Gerlev PlayPark the traditional games are divided into 5 main categories: 1. Ball and throwing games
  11. 11. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Main category 2. Finding and catching games
  12. 12. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Main category: 3. Strenght and flexibility games
  13. 13. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Main category: 4. Battle and race games
  14. 14. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Main category: 5. Historical games from Denmark and Europe
  15. 15. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Well, enough talk – let’s PLAY!
  16. 16. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev PlayPark is visited by many adults who experiences the joy of traditional games with friends and colleagues.
  17. 17. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev PlayPark is visited by families – children, youngsters, and elderly.
  18. 18. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev PlayPark is visited by schools, kindergartens, educational institutions.
  19. 19. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev PlayPark is visited by many elderly people who with great historical interest experiences the historical games from all over Europe.
  20. 20. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Outreach A great deal of the dissemination of traditional games happens outside of Gerlev Sports Academy and Gerlev PlayPark. Gerlev PlayPark goes out with equipment to show the traditional and historical games all over Denmark and abroad. Gerlev PlayPark participates in cultural events and festivals.
  21. 21. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev courses at schools and institutions. The staff is educated in active games to be used as educational tool to create activity and happiness. The content of the playbag from Gerlev.
  22. 22. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Games with adults, Gerlev organizes workshops at private and public workplaces (play-building) The games are often supplemented with a presentation of the cultural history of playing.
  23. 23. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev PlayPark organizes projects where a playfull approach to physical activity is in focus. Example 1: Kindergarten Motion. The staff is trained to use active games to strenghten the motor skills, social understanding of small children as well as securing a good play culture in the Kindergarten. A compendium with traditional games suited for small children and specially adapted tools are included in the project.
  24. 24. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Kindergarten Motion. Traditional games suited for small children: Games with motor skills. Games with roles. Catching games. Hiding games. Singing games. Strenght games.
  25. 25. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Example 2: Play-agents in the school yard. Older students are trained in traditional games and teach these games to the younger students during the school breaks. A compendium with games and tools are included in the project. The Play-agents are positive role models to all students and are to be found in many schools.
  26. 26. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Play-agents in the school yard. Traditional games suited for the school: Catching games. Social games in a circuit. Games with strenght and battle. Historical games.
  27. 27. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk URBAN PLAY, project running 2012-2015. 25 municipalities all over Denmark. Adults; volunteers from clubs and professional teachers and educators are trained in traditional games and to create good play environments in their local area. The project is supported by Nordea-Foundation - one of the biggest foundations in Denmark Info: www.byensleg.dk
  28. 28. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk URBAN PLAY will reach more than 200,000 Danish children and youngsters throughout the three years. Info: www.byensleg.dk
  29. 29. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk URBAN PLAY URBAN PLAY shall secure a vigorous culture for traditional games in everyday life for children and youngsters – all to benefit enjoyment, life quality and health. Info: www.byensleg.dk
  30. 30. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Handicap-play project 2010-12 targeted disabled people: Epilepsy, brain damaged, autism, mental retardation, and physical disabilities. Traditional and historical games brings great joy, confidence, and exercise for disabled people. Info: rapport in English is on it´s way, please contakt Gerlev 
  31. 31. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Play as a resurse of relief and happiness for families on children's Hospital (Odense Universitetshospital)
  32. 32. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Gerlev is participating i international network of traditional games and have plans for the exchanging teachers and students
  33. 33. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Conclusion: • Before the play research in Gerlev and the development of Gerlev Playpark, the field traditional games did not get attention from the politicians and autorities. • Since then the use of traditional games has achieved the same positive status as health exercise and sports. • Physical active playing is mentioned in many publications from state and local governments concerning schools, pedagogy, health, well- being, social relations, and development of housing areas.
  34. 34. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Well, enough talk – let’s PLAY!
  35. 35. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk Thank you for your attention. Artur Stryjak
  36. 36. Gerlev Sports Academy and PlayPark, Denmark How to use traditional games to affect the existing and future physical culture in our society – experiences from the Research Center Gerlev Playpark in Denmark. www.gerlev.dk

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