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International Journal of Educational Researchers 2015, Vol. 6(3) 50-62

Safety and Risk: Benefits of Outdoor Play For Child Education

Hicran Malıyok

pp. 50 - 62   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2015.013

Published online: December 01, 2015  |   Number of Views: 413  |  Number of Download: 391


A consideration of the theoretical frameworks of outdoor play between different scholars who emphasised different approaches and points of emphasis to outdoor play reveals a common pattern of consensus as regards the benefits of outdoor play to childhood education, health and development. From Froebel to Smilansky, the variation in points of emphasis between the different theorists does not seem to deter or inhibit the fundamental message of the profound role of outdoor play in childhood education and development. Although play is generally seen in its beneficial values, an added dimension is also given to the ‘green’ aspects of play which finds a suiting echo in outdoor play. The context of the risk involved in outdoor play in the UK therefore leads us into a consideration of safety and risk within the context of outdoor play in the UK. 

Keywords: risk, safety, outdoor play, child education

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APA 6th edition
Maliyok, H. (2015). Safety and Risk: Benefits of Outdoor Play For Child Education. International Journal of Educational Researchers , 6(3), 50-62.

Maliyok, H. (2015). Safety and Risk: Benefits of Outdoor Play For Child Education. International Journal of Educational Researchers , 6(3), pp. 50-62.

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Maliyok, Hicran (2015). " Safety and Risk: Benefits of Outdoor Play For Child Education". International Journal of Educational Researchers 6 (3):50-62.

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