Barbara Chancellor is currently working at Rmit University in the School and Early Childhood Education Department. She has over 20 years experience in teaching, working in both Primary and Early Childhood education. She researched the area of Transition to School for her MEd Degree and is currently undertaking research in the area of the changing face play in school playgrounds as her PHd thesis.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
Transition to School: Implications for Planning Programs which Facilitate a Smooth Transition

As teachers in the early childhood environments of kindergartens, child-care centres, and Prep grades become increasingly aware of the difficulties faced by children making the transition to school, they are focusing more on the design of successful transition programs.

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The Changing Face of Play: What is impacting on playground policy

Australian school playgrounds are undergoing a range of changes which may be having a negative impact on many aspects of child development. This study is currently being conducted in Australian schools to gain a clearer picture of the current situation and its impact on the development of Australian school children.

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Public Spaces for Play: Creating Natural Playspaces for Children 8-12 years in Urban Landscapes that Support Free, Imaginative and Creative Play

Celebrating our innate affinity with the natural world through provision of natural playspaces for children in modern urban landscapes.

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Australian Primary School Playgrounds: Children’s Use of Playspaces and Equipment

Primary school playgrounds are described as places of learning where children are innovative users of space and equipment.

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