A 'how to' basics workshop that will get you started and refine your systems.
This workshop gives you a chance to see how deep and more critical thinking occurs in everyday experiences and debates in our profession at large. Leaders, beginning teachers and educators are going to enjoy the practical nature of this session.
-Identify why critical thinking is important in early childhood
- Describe the difference between critical reflection and daily evaluation
- Discuss the next steps after analysing children's play
- Formulate a system that prompts you and your team to engage in critical thinking at various intervals in the planning cycle
- Select ways to inform families that you have engaged in critical thinking
Do you have a big question about early childhood that you would like to test your theory in action?
This opportunity allows you to plan a research project with our facilitation.
Some topics we can support:
- Inclusive practices
- Nature Pedagogy
- Play-based learning
- Clay work and arts practice
- Schematic behaviour
- Partnerships with families
- Placed-based education
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CHILDREN AS CRITICAL THINKERS
Children are capable of critical thinking, but do we give them the opportunity?
This workshop is full of wonderful examples and stories about times where teachers afforded children an opportunity to think critically.
- Learn to observe children for longer periods using a variety of data collection methods
- Analyse what you see using multiple theoretical perspectives
- Discuss ways to respond to fairness and ethics in early childhood
- Practice analysing practical examples of critical thinking conversations and experiences to formulate own ideas to implement with children