Dr. Janet Loebach – Leveraging Behaviour Mapping to Capture Children’s Play Behaviours
Dalhousie University’s Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) is (virtually) hosting Cornell professor Dr. Janet Loebach for a talk on: ‘Leveraging Behaviour Mapping to Capture Children’s Play Behaviours and Evaluate Outdoor Playspace Design’ in support of HPI’s Flagship Project “Designing Supportive Environments for Chronic Disease Prevention”. This presentation will take place Wednesday April 28th, 2021 from 12:00-1:00 ADT.
Behaviour mapping, a systematic field observational technique, is a useful method for examining children’s in-situ behaviours and is one of the few research tools available which can simultaneously capture observed behaviours as well information about the environmental location and context where the behaviours begin. This presentation will discuss how to develop supportive play environments for children, how young people use and interact with their physical environments, and how the design and conditions of these settings may support or limit play activities.
Learn more and register here.