the Institute for Research and Education in Play, we believe that the play is a
core human activity regardless of age, time or race.
Play is a complex phenomenon that needs to be studied with the
contribution of different disciplines so that it can be rightly included at
different responsibility levels in our society, and understood in broad terms.
Our concept of play does not restrict to any approach in particular, in
contrast, we believe it is necessary to open up to new cross functional glances.
relevance of studying and delving into play lays in understanding, first and
foremost, the different play expressions by culture, geography, historical time,
etc.; and secondly, improving life quality at different social tiers and
institutions, giving the play a place it does not always hold at present.
a broad theoretical concept of play, we believe this subject is of paramount
We, therefore, think it is required to study play and convey play with
its relevant academic professionalism, taking into account experiences and
literature from all over the world.
For this reason, we set up two currents or pillars in our institute:
research and education.
In this manner, we want to contribute with our society, train
professionals, educators and the public at large supported by our research work
and/or any research carried out not only at our Institute but also in other
centers focused on this field.