Designing Just Places 22

Registration Eligibility
N/A
Start Date
05/22/2021
End Date
05/22/2021
Description
This presentation will outline the Tool for Observing Play Outdoors (TOPO), a new typology of outdoor play and systematic field observation protocol which can be used to effectively depict children’s behaviors in outdoor playspaces, as well as evaluate the play environment itself. The tool can be deployed in either a collapsed or expanded form to serve the needs of a wide range of studies and environments.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.25
Learning Outcomes
1- Explain the unique play opportunities afforded by outdoor environments 2- Describe the rationale for the development of the new TOPO typology and tool for capturing outdoor play 3- Distinguish between the different categories of outdoor play to capture play behaviors or evaluate play environments 4- Apply or utilize the TOPO tool to capture and analyze children's outdoor play behaviors and/or environments
Instructors
Janet Loebach
Course Codes
Provider
Environmental Design Research Association


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