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Thursday, February 20 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Nature and your brain: Why children need risky outdoor play

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Access to active play in nature is essential to the healthy growth and development of today's children. Risk is often viewed as a negative word by many including parents and teachers. But in play, risk doesn't mean courting danger. It means the types of play children see as thrilling and exciting, and where children can recognize and evaluate challenges according to their own ability. This session will discuss the benefits of active 'risky' play and share literature on how the body benefits from being in the outdoors. This session will appeal to teachers of all grades and all subjects and provide research based data as well as practical ideas to promote more purposeful movement with physical education programming as well as after school and during school programming.

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David Chorney

Associate Professor, University of Alberta
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Secondary Education, Faculty of Education, at the University of Alberta. My teaching focuses on all aspects of physical education teacher education. I teach undergraduate courses for secondary teachers who have an interest in physical... Read More →

Thursday February 20, 2020 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Glen 209 Calgary Telus Convention Centre