e-space
Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

High quality educators’ conceptualisation of children’s risk-taking in early childhood education: provoking educators to think more broadly

Cooke, Mandy and Wong, Sandie and Press, Frances (2020) High quality educators’ conceptualisation of children’s risk-taking in early childhood education: provoking educators to think more broadly. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 28 (3). pp. 424-438. ISSN 1350-293X

[img]
Restricted to Repository staff only until 20 October 2021.

Download (504kB)

Abstract

Children’s risk-taking is increasingly acknowledged as an important part of early childhood education. Previous research has predominantly focussed on children’s engagement with, and educators’ perspectives on, children’s risk-taking in outdoor physical play. However, little attention has been paid to how educators conceptualise children’s risk-taking more broadly. Our study addresses this research gap. A three-site case study, the research gathered data from educators in high quality early childhood services through observations and interviews. Findings show that educators predominantly framed children’s risk-taking as taking place in physical and outdoor play. However, with minimal provocation, educators extended their conceptualisations of risk to encompass a broader range of children’s experiences. Data suggests that participation in the research provoked many participants to think more broadly about children’s risk-taking.

Impact and Reach

Statistics

Downloads
Activity Overview
0Downloads
18Hits

Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

Altmetric

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item