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Cultivating Curiosity: Nurturing agency through inquiry in early years

Early Childhood Organisation

Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (ACDT)

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EARLY BIRD: Non-Member 4h 41m $160.00 $0.00
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You must be a financial member of EChO in order to purchase this ticket. If you are unsure of your membership status please email earlychildhoodorganisation@gmail.com. Memberships can be purchased in this registration if required.
28/03/2019 $150.00 $0.00
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28/03/2019 $100.00 $0.00
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28/03/2019 $75.00 $0.00
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Event Details

"Kids are born curious about the world. What adults primarily do in the presence of kids is unwittingly thwart the curiosity of children." Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

 

A central goal of the contemporary teacher is to nurture learner agency.

 

Inquiry based learning aligns well with this goal in that it respects the right of the young learner to make choices and to be deeply involved in designing ways to investigate problems, questions, challenges and interests.

 

Curiosity is at the heart of inquiry and when we harness that curiosity, learning is more engaging, personalised and powerful. Cultivating and harnessing curiosity in the early years requires teachers to, themselves, adopt an inquiry stance.  

 

While children’s independence is respected and nurtured, the role of the teacher remains critical. They actively work beside the learner observing, listening, questioning, prompting, suggesting, explaining, demonstrating, refining or redirecting. Like the multiple tracks on sound engineer’s mixing desk, the skilled inquiry teacher is constantly considering whether to amplify or minimise their guidance.

 

In this workshop we will examine the ways in which we can harness the natural curiosity of the young learner for deep and powerful learning. including the ways we curate our learning spaces, the use of events and interests, emergent design and skilful questioning.

 

Kath Murdoch

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Session 1:        9:00am-10:30am
Morning tea:      10:30am-11:00am
Session 2:       11:00am-12:30pm
Lunch:               12:30pm-1:00pm
Session 3:         1:00pm-2:30pm
Close:               2:30pm

 

Networking afternoon tea: 2:30-3:30pm (Early Career Teachers only. A collaborate networking session for Early Career Teachers who have been teaching for 5 years or less facilitated by EChO committee members)

 

 

 

Have questions about Cultivating Curiosity: Nurturing agency through inquiry in early years? Contact Early Childhood Organisation

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Adelaide Pavilion - Veale Gardens
Cnr South Terrace & Peacock Road
Adelaide, SA
Australia

Saturday, 30 March 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (ACDT)


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Early Childhood Organisation

EChO (Early Childhood Organisation Inc) is a group of South Australian educators and carers whose focus is on children from birth to eight years of age.

EChO is committed to developing the status, high quality and future direction of early childhood education.

Our Aims

1. Promoting and maintaining the visibility of early childhood education.
2. Providing quality professional learning for early childhood educators and carers.
3. Developing and maintaining links with other professional associations.
4. Promoting and supporting research into children’s cultural, social, moral, physical and emotional development.

EChO membership is open to all educators and carers – teachers, child care workers, support staff and family day carers.

Enquiries about this event can be directed to earlychildhoodorganisation@gmail.com.


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