Scott Duncan

Auckland, NZ - Head of Research, School of Sport and Recreation & Associate Director; Human Potential Centre AUT

Workshops title: Re-wild the child: What role do you play?

This interactive workshop will provide the opportunity for attendees to share and critically reflect on their own practices and experiences relating to risk and play. The three indicative topics below will be explored in small groups before being collectively discussed among all attendees. The goal of the workshop is for each attendee to learn from each other and discover new ways to sustain positive changes in their professional practice.
- Moving beyond impulsive risk avoidance: How do we balance benefits with risks?
- Pacifying parents: What happens when something goes wrong?
- Making it our problem: What clear steps are we going to take to trigger widespread change?

Personal Bio: Associate Professor Scott Duncan is the Head of Research at the School of Sport and Recreation and the Associate Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT University. His work is based on the development and testing of new strategies to make kiwi kids active, healthy, and happy. He is currently involved with a number of school-based research projects, and enjoys speaking with teachers and parents about the challenges of promoting free play in a modern world. He is a father of three, husband of one, and sits on the Board of Trustees at Takapuna Primary School in Auckland.

Scott Duncan