How do we get the balance right between protecting children from possible harm and providing environments that promote children's agency and risk-taking? Risky play promotes resilience, which is critical for children to self-regulate, make good decisions and negotiate the challenges in life. Instead of trying to eliminate all risk from children's play, it is crucial to understand that risky play can be acceptable where the benefit to children's learning outweighs the risks (NQS 2.1.3).
We will look at the National Regulations, the National Law, the National Quality Standard, and the approved frameworks related to providing children with environments that promote risk-taking while protecting children from harm and hazard during this webinar. Practical examples will be discussed using a risk matrix to assess the risks of experiences, regular outings, tools and equipment.
Completing Risky Play – Children's rights and our responsibility will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.
NESA Elective PD:
- Enhanced teaching practice to effect positive change and impact on student/child learning progress and achievements
- Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
- Research based and evidence based
Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
The Australian Professional Teaching Standards
APTS 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
APTS 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.
This webinar also aligns with:
Alignment with the National Quality Standards
The National Quality Standard
QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 3: Physical environment