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Playful Learning through Tinkering

Amanda Bartram

Saturday, 11 August 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (ACST)

Playful Learning through Tinkering

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Playful Learning through Tinkering


facilitated by Amanda Bartram

“From the dawn of time, whenever humanity has wanted to know more, we have achieved it most effectively not by removing ourselves from the world to ponder and theorize, but rather by getting our hands dirty and making careful observations of real stuff. In short, we have learned primarily by tinkering.”

― Curt Gabrielson, Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff

Tinkering, in its many forms, involves playing, investigating and problem solving through deep engagement, curiosity, persistence and resilience. Worldwide, educators recognise the benefits of provoking thinking and collaboration through tinkering. In this full-day workshop, Amanda Bartram will introduce you to tinkering as a means of engaging all learners in hands-on, investigative play, which has significant cognitive benefits and links to the Australian Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework. This workshop is suitable for educators of both early childhood and primary age children.


Includes hands-on tinkering and making so you will gain confidence leading this learning with your children.


BYO Lunch

Morning Tea provided


Email Melissa if you are a full-time student who wishes to participate in this day.

Discount is available for teams of more than 5 from the same site. Please email Melissa with the names of those who will register to access your discount code. 


Please note: payment is only by credit card via Eventbrite. Tax invoices are provided immediately should you require reimbursement from your site. Manual invoicing is not available.

Have questions about Playful Learning through Tinkering? Contact Amanda Bartram

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Alberton Primary
14 Broad St
Queenstown, SA 5014

Saturday, 11 August 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm (ACST)

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Amanda Bartram

Amanda is a passionate and innovative early years educator, who has recently embraced the ‘wonderful messiness’ of consultancy work with Lisa Burman Consultants.


In her previous role at Blair Athol North B-7 School, Amanda developed a model of ‘doing school differently’ with a group of children in years 2 to 7 in the Red 5 Studio project. In this project, educators listened and responded to children in authentic ways; providing possibilities for engagement, increased wellbeing, a sense of community connectedness and a deep commitment to personalised learning – including children planning their own learning every day! 


Amanda lives her belief that children are competent and capable – a view which underpins her daily work with children, their families and other educators.  


Amanda facilitates professional learning in areas such as: Engaging Learning Environments, Bookmaking & Writer’s Notebooks, Nature Play, Loose Parts & Blocks and Making & Tinkering.

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