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November 2018

A Creative Curriculum

5th November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Curiosity, Creativity and Critical Thinking - Day One with Alice Sharp The notion of ‘inspiration’ or ‘getting an idea’. We want every child to think creatively and critically about their engagement and involvement in play. The creative person often develops the following characteristics: strong motivation; endurance; intellectual curiosity; deep commitment; independence in thought and action; strong desire for self-realisation; strong sense of self; strong self confidence; openness to impressions from within and without; attracted to complexity and obscurity; high sensitivity;…

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Provocations – Liverpool

20th November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 21st November 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Liverpool TBC

Day One - Literacy Rich Environments The more fun a child has learning new words, the more likely they are to carry on using them.  Practitioners who have a good understanding of child development and use effective strategies to promote every child's communication skills are the best resource any setting could hope for.  Add to this a cacophony of provocative resources and spaces and adventures begin. How do we ignite a passion for word play? What is there in our…

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Provocations – Manchester

22nd November 2018 @ 9:00 am - 23rd November 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Manchester TBC

Day One - Literacy Rich Environments The more fun a child has learning new words, the more likely they are to carry on using them.  Practitioners who have a good understanding of child development and use effective strategies to promote every child's communication skills are the best resource any setting could hope for.  Add to this a cacophony of provocative resources and spaces and adventures begin. How do we ignite a passion for word play? What is there in our…

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Stepping Up: The Journey to Pedagogical Leader

27th November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Experiential Play Training Centre, Unit S12, Flemington House, 110 Flemington Street
Glasgow, G21 4BF United Kingdom
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£120

Pedagogy is an often misunderstood term but simply put it describes the means by which we lead people to learn. Good early years practitioners are always looking to learn more so as to deepen their understanding of their subject. Good managers want to help them do that. Better informed and confident staff create the necessary environment for children to thrive and for staff to develop and be happy. This is good news for everyone. On our training day we will…

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December 2018

Using Schema to Nurture Children’s Feelings of Wellbeing

3rd December 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Emotional Connection and Wellbeing - Day Two with Marie Richardson As an adult involved in sharing playful learning opportunities with children, we often look to extend and enrich our knowledge and understanding of play. We are always eager to consider more fully how children develop and learn. Do we revisit theory we are familiar with; do we explore it fully enough? Do we look for our next steps to scaffolding children’s play? There has been so much research and many…

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January 2019

Creativity, the Fuel of Development

January 14 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Curiosity, Creativity and Critical Thinking - Day Two with Alice Sharp This day is centred around the work and thinking of Bruce Perry. He considers the traits of creativity to be: Sensitivity to Problems; Fluency of thinking; Flexibility of thinking; Originality; Redefinition; Elaboration; Tolerance of ambiguity; Commitment and Risk taking. How do we the ‘leaders’, ‘partners’ or ‘players’ in the learning experience help shape the thinking of our children? How do we support these traits of creativity? This day will…

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