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Rethinking Outdoors - creating spaces of engagement and learning
Wed. 12 October 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
During this workshop participants will explore the value of ensuring outdoor play is engaging for all children. We will rediscover the educational and wellbeing benefits of engaging young children in outdoor play and how we design a space where children’s voices are reflected in the planning.
How do we create an outdoor curriculum where the environment is also a teacher and where educators successfully work alongside children ensuring true engagement and learning. Finally, we will briefly explore how we meaningfully document in the outdoors with the same emphasis we give to indoor learning.
Facilitated by Bronwyn Joslyn from Learning Happens - Bron is passionate about Education for Sustainability ‘EfS’ in the Early Years. Sustainable practices were part of Bron’s childhood and this leaked easily into curriculum when working with young children over the past 20 years in early childhood education. Bron would describe her philosophy as being influenced by the Educational Project of Reggio Emilia, EfS, a dusting of Steiner and a joy and respect for working in childhoods each and every day. A human has but one childhood and as educators, we are fortunate to be part of it.
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