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[Xmca-l] Re: Interesting "post-apocalyptic" playground



Greg, is this related to Gever Tulley's work? His video surfaced in my course this term and it was provocative. Students used their own childhood experiences to argue for and against what he mentioned, with lots of qualification ... best - jen

http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids




On 2014-04-26, at 9:00 AM, Greg Thompson wrote:

> I thought that this was a fascinating way of taking play beyond what we
> have imagined - allowing kids to play with fire, sharp sticks, and other
> "dangerous" objects:
> 
> http://transom.org/2013/of-kith-and-kin/
> 
> The link is about the making of a video about this playground, but there
> are great images and videos that describe the playground.
> 
> Seems fascinating, no?
> 
> What do you think? Does play need to be more structured than this? How does
> this fit with the CHAT view of play?
> 
> -greg
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