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  • Tue 20 Oct 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Wodonga
    • Free
    Project Work & Loose Parts Combo
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Description

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to benefit from a flexible approach to these facilitated workshops. Join Kirsty for either a full-day or half-day workhop depending on your learning needs. Attend either the three hour morning or afternoon workshop with the opportunity to network over lunch. Alternatively you can benefit from moving from the morning to the practical applications of the afternoon workshop by registering for the full-day. Lunch is included in all workshop sessions

 

MOVING BEYOND ACTIVITIES

HOW TO MAKE PROJECT WORK WITH CHILDREN HAPPEN

Working with children on projects has become recognised as an effective strategy to engage young minds and support children to flourish. When teachers implement a project approach successfully, children can be highly motivated, feel actively involved in their own learning, and produce work of a high quality. Children feel valued as their curiosity and sense of inquiry is nurtured and extended. Possibilities for learning are endless as groups of children work together with a deep exploration of ideas while working collaboratively as a group.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • ▪  Discuss with colleagues various approaches to project work

  • ▪  Plan for projects and include project work in everyday practice

  • ▪  Document and make learning visible from both an individual and

    group perspective

  • ▪  Identify how curriculum goals and standards can be met and

    surpassed

  • ▪  Unpack and discuss how we can learn as teachers and

    researchers alongside children

 

THE PEDAGOGY OF LOOSE PARTS

AN IN-DEPTH EXPLORATION OF ‘THE INTELLIGENCE OF MATERIALS’

Here are some questions to get you going:

  • ▪  Name ten items that could be considered loose parts?

  • ▪  Identify three reasons why loose parts play is important to

    children’s learning and development?

  • ▪  Name the role of adults when it comes to supporting loose parts

    play?

    For some educators, loose parts or ‘intelligent materials’ offer endless possibilities. For other educators, they are just beginning the journey of integrating loose parts into the program but haven’t yet figured out how to maximise their use. In this workshop, we will explore the potential for learning by utilising the varied materials we offer children, from infancy onwards. Over the day there will be a focus on the theoretical underpinnings of loose parts and loose parts play, and together with a hands-on component, we will play with ideas and build knowledge together as a community of learners.

    Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • ▪  Identify the role that loose parts play in an early childhood

    setting

  • ▪  Discuss how to make best use of loose parts

  • ▪  Articulate the ways in which loose parts can be integrated both

    into the physical environment and into teaching strategies

  • ▪  Define a pedagogy of loose parts and how it can be used as part

    of everyday teaching

  • ▪  Discuss and develop resources specific to identified learning

    needs