In this follow up conversation, centre director Joanie Vallinga, director of education Anne Marie Coughlin and the playground designer Tatiana Zakharova will facilitate a dialogical space for us to rethink our relationships with and on playgrounds through sharing stories and questions that inspired and continue to drive their work. Together, we will continue to consider: What is our relationship with playgrounds? What do ECE playgrounds do, and how might these outdoor spaces connect to our pedagogy? How might we deeply and meaningfully intertwine pedagogical work and design of outdoor spaces for children? What might playgrounds look, feel and work like if the considerations behind their design and purpose were driven by ‘why are we doing it’ rather than the ‘how do we do it’?
The conversation will consist of facilitated break-out room discussions that offer the space to share, question and engage with (new) ideas and concepts .