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Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter, Helen Little, David Ball, David Eager & Mariana Brussoni

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 7: Risk and Safety in Outdoor Play

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Risk and Safety in Outdoor Play
Risk and Safety in Outdoor Play
Ellen Beate Hansen Sandseter Helen Little David Ball David Eager Mariana Brussoni
INTRODUCTION

In this chapter we discuss and apply Sandseter's (2007, 2009a) concept of children's outdoor risky play and discuss its conditions in light of the need to provide children both safety and challenges. We will argue that with increased discussion regarding the appropriate balance between play safety on the one hand, and the benefits of giving children challenges and risks on the other hand, the need has grown for more knowledge on children's risk-taking ...

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