Donald Blumenfeld-Jones, International Journal of Education & the Arts, 14(Review 2)
"Margaret Macintyre Latta draws on curriculum theory, philosophy, and the work of artists to develop a wide-ranging notion of play and its place in educational practice. Latta helps readers see what successful teachers, artists, scholars, parents, and others have long known: that play and seriousness walk hand-in-hand in creative human endeavors."
David T. Hansen, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
"Margaret Macintyre Latta urges as to conceive curriculum as a playful, emergent, and ever-evolving co-creation of meaning and value in a world without start or stop. Thus conceived each student creates their own circuitous way in awe, wonder, and joy as they move along in the company of teachers, other students, and the whole diverse community including those that only await the call of imagination to join the journey."
Jim Garrison, Virginia Tech, USA
"For Margaret Macintyre Latta, aesthetic play is all about learners being and becoming creators of meaning. In this book, seemingly without effort, she leads us into our potential and the potential of society, to rise above the mis-educative experiences dominating our education today…. and convinces us of the necessity of aesthetic play to awaken the artistic and meaning-making spirit in each of us."
Rita Irwin, University of British Columbia, Canada
"Macintyre Latta offers a model of what the playful engagement with the world that is the center of arts experience can offer to teaching and learning in all disciplines. Featuring a selection of works of art that provide openings to the possibilities of aesthetics and play, Latta’s text provides a compelling alternative to impoverished views of education that dominate contemporary calls for educational reform."
Christine Marmé Thompson, The Pennsylvania State University, USA