RISK TAKING IN PLAY: IT’S TOO DANGEROUS NOT TOO!
Date(s) - May 6, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Drawing on the latest play-work research and practice from around the world, this interactive workshop will cover the role of physical and emotional risk-taking in child-directed free play. Participants will critically
reflect upon the impact our risk-averse society has on these opportunities, including a self-assessment of personal comfort levels. Using risk-benefit assessments, participants will take practical steps to identify where and how children in their care can test their physical and emotional limits, while reducing the likelihood or severity of harm.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
Sophie Cooper is an education consultant and play-work trainer from the UK currently living in North Vancouver. Sophie started in the play-work profession over 20 years ago as a play ranger. She has been delivering professional workshops and training courses on child-directed free play for 15 years including the ground-breaking ‘Play-work: Principles into Practice’ or ‘P3’ course for Play Wales, and currently tutors on Pop-Up Adventure Play’s on-line international Play-work Development in Youth and Community Work. Sophie works to build capacity for rights-respecting, participatory and playful ways of working with children and youth.
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-850-7934 ext. 0
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours