Sunday, 10 September 2017

Risk in Play and Learning — ISGA

Risk in Play and Learning — ISGA

The full research paper can be read through the hyperlink above

An interesting piece from the International School Grounds Alliance

“School grounds should not be as safe as possible but as safe as necessary. Since the world is full of risks, children need to learn to recognize and respond to them in order to protect themselves and to develop their own risk-assessment capabilities.”— Risk in Play and Learning: Ubud-Höör Declaration, International School Grounds Alliance

While promoting risk-taking on school grounds may raise questions of liability for schools and concerns for parents it is essential for the development of healthy young people, according to a declaration released September 4, 2017 by the International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA). This declaration is endorsed by all 54 of ISGA's Leadership Council members, representing 38 organizations from 16 countries and six continents.
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