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Play in Education, Development & Learning (PEDAL)

Welcome to the PEDAL Centre

PEDAL is the centre for research on Play Education and Learning. Our mission is to conduct academic research into the role of play in young children’s lives and to inform wider practice and policy. PEDAL is part of the Psychology, Education and Learning Studies Research Group at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge and was launched in October 2015 with funding from the LEGO Foundation

PEDAL Hub is our new play research website. An online resource that helps parents, practitioners, teachers, NGOs and policy-makers locate authoritative play research as well as understand its practical implications. PEDAL Hub enables current and credible play research easy to find and easy to understand. The site includes a useful keyword search tool that locates the abstracts of a suite of relevant research papers.

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