Dr. Ko Senda (Japan)
Ko is Assistant Professor in Living Environment Studies and Children’s Environment, and school grounds researcher / designer at Tsurumi Junior College, Dept. of Early Childhood Care and Education in Yokohama, Japan. He received his professional training in Japan and England studying approaches to outdoor learning and play, receiving his PhD on research of primary school grounds design and use.
Ko has been teaching about living environments studies and children’s environment as a full time lecturer and school ground designer in Japan for more than 15 years. He specializes in making vibrant play environments for urban children that combine indoor and outdoor experiences. Ko’s work includes more than forty kindergarten and day nurseries school grounds design projects for attractive and diverse children’s learning, play and well-being.