Risk-taking in the New Zealand Bush: issues of resilience and wellbeing

Bateman, Amanda and Waters, Jane (2018) Risk-taking in the New Zealand Bush: issues of resilience and wellbeing. Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education, 12 (2). pp. 7-29. ISSN ISSN 1976-1961

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Abstract

This article discusses a single case analysis of teacher-child interactions on an everyday bush walk in New Zealand. It uses a combination of the Leuven wellbeing scale (Laevers, 2000) and a conversation analysis approach to explore how children and teachers attend to specific features of the outdoor environment in a way that encourages risk-taking and builds resilience through problem solving. The collaborative achievement of the activities between the pre- school teacher and the fouryear-old children are discussed as an important and necessary aspect of the interactions, which we suggest may represent physical sustained shared thinking, for supporting wellbeing whilst building resilience and risk-taking. Implications for future practice are considered with regard to implementation of early childhood curricula.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Outdoor play, risk taking, conversation analysis, resilience
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Teacher Education
Depositing User: Jane Waters
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 11:27
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/952

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