Delightful Dissent - Ep. 38 - Safe to play?

With Troels Andersen-Kjaer

Recorded live at 12:00 PM on Tuesday 12 October 2021

Safe to play

We can't stop and mess about when there's important work to be done. We can only play when there won't be negative consequences. But what if play, and the active exploration of the situation, was a vital tool for effective working? What if in engaging with challenging things in this way we can find better ways of doing things?

Join Troels Andersen-Kjaer and me as we find out what it means to be "safe to play". We'll explore the role of play in developing expertise. We'll look at whether play is always easy and fun. We'll share our own experiences of using playful approaches to adapt and develop.

Troels is a creative educator, facilitator, and social anthropologist. He works with schools, companies, and individuals, using games for learning and discovering actionable, human-centered insights. You can find out more about him and his work at his website - - including Dungeons and Danish, an ongoing series of Danish language lessons in a fantasy roleplaying setting.