Everyday uncertainties: reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play

Niehues, A., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Tranter, P., Ragen, J. and Engelen, L. (2013) Everyday uncertainties: reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 13 3: 223-237. doi:10.1080/14729679.2013.798588

Author Niehues, A.
Bundy, A.
Broom, A.
Tranter, P.
Ragen, J.
Engelen, L.
Title Everyday uncertainties: reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play
Journal name Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1472-9679
Publication date 2013
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14729679.2013.798588
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 223
End page 237
Total pages 15
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper reports the results of risk reframing, an intervention to offer parents and educators a context for building new and complex perceptions of risk in children's outdoor free play. Our objective was to alter these adults' perceptions of risk to increase the sustainability of an innovative child-centred playground intervention. Qualitative data in the form of audio-recordings of risk-reframing sessions, brief participant evaluations and field notes kept by project staff were collected and either transcribed in their entirety or summarised in brief written reports. These data were subjected to constant comparative analysis to identify emergent themes. Results suggest that educators and parents benefit from opportunities to share risk perceptions and discuss the costs and benefits for offering outdoor free play to children to achieve their common goals for children: health, happiness and resilience.
Keyword Play
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Mon, 11 Mar 2013, 12:19:45 EST by Associate Professor Alexander Broom on behalf of School of Social Science