Risk-Taking in the New Zealand Bush: Issues of Resilience and Wellbeing
AUTHOR : Amanda Bateman,Jane Waters
INFORMATION : page. 7~29 / 2018 Vol.12 No.2
This article discusses a single case analysis of teacher-child interactions on an everyday bush walk in
New Zealand. It uses a combination of the Leuven wellbeing scale (Laevers, 2000) and a
conversation analysis approach to explore how children and teachers attend to specific features of the
outdoor environment in a way that encourages risk-taking and builds resilience through problem
solving. The collaborative achievement of the activities between the pre- school teacher and the fouryear-
old children are discussed as an important and necessary aspect of the interactions, which we
suggest may represent physical sustained shared thinking, for supporting wellbeing whilst building
resilience and risk-taking. Implications for future practice are considered with regard to
implementation of early childhood curricula.
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.