Provisioning the educational environment can be a challenge for several reasons, including the absence of a vision, a lack of inspiration regarding what the space can look like, or a lack of synergy amongst the team. There is much to think about when it comes to how early childhood environments are provisioned. Educators make choices regarding what equipment to purchase, which resources to offer children, and how to make spaces beautiful.
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
- Identify the impact environments have on teaching and learning
- Articulate with colleagues the changes needed in your learning environments
- Map out a change plan for both the indoor and outdoor environment
- Identify the seven principles of great design
- Select equipment and resources that engage the minds of children and assist in learning
The Australian Professional Teaching Standards
NSW: Completing this course – Creating Beautiful Learning Environments for Children will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: APTS 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Other States: Completing this course – Creating Beautiful Learning Environments for Children (6 hours) may be used as Teacher Identified Professional Development/Learning addressing:
- APTS 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
- APTS 6.2.2: Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities
- APTS 6.3.2: Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice
The National Quality Standard
This course aligns with:
- QA 1: Educational program and practice
- QA 3: Physical environment