Amanda Cooke

Proposed Title

Towards a re-conceptualisation of risk-taking in early childhood education and care practices.


My project is nested within the ARC Linkage project Exemplary early childhood educators at work. I aim to explore a broad conceptualisation of risk-taking for both children and educators as a beneficial aspect of early childhood education.

Why I chose Charles Sturt

I read an article written by Sandie Wong. The topic interested me and I contacted Sandie. She was very responsive and enthusiastic about my ideas and participation.


  • Early Childhood Australia
  • Childcare Information Exchange (USA)
  • Sessional lecturer RMIT Melbourne (play based learning)
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