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CPD Topic 2: Learning through risk

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Course content:

This topic has been developed with Ellen Sandseter, international researcher and expert in Children’s Risky Play. The course introduces the concept of learning through risk, also referred to as Risky Play, in early childhood. Ellen and Alistair Bryce-Clegg delve into the benefits of learning through risk and practical ways to adopt a more relaxed approach to risk-taking in the Early Years. 
Each episode offers insights and practical guidance on the subjective experiences and the developmental benefits associated with learning through risk and building confidence in incorporating risk-taking when taking children’s learning outdoors and beyond the classroom. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Expand your knowledge on the topic area and understand how this subject fits within the context of the EYFS.
  • Discover new teachable moments that will add value to your practice and gain a deeper pedagogical perspective of the subject matter discussed.
  • Reflect on the learning that has taken place and understand how this can impact your practice and the benefit to your children’s development.
  • Make future recommendations for your practice based on insights from industry experts.

All modules can be listened to or watched via the links below. Once you have completed them, please download and complete the assessment before signing-up for your certificate, which is equivalent to 1 hour of CPD training.

Module 1: An introduction to learning through risk
Module 2: The benefits of risk-taking in the early years
Module 3: How our understanding of risk is changing
Module 4: Adopting a relaxed approach to risk-taking in the early years


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