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Inquisitive Minds Oct 2018

Inquisitive Minds Conference - NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Saturday 27 October 2018


University of Strathclyde

This years conference will explore a range of threads linked to the key principles of Reggio Emilia.  With much debate about what is effective learning in the early years this conference will explore a number of key themes which will then be expanded in workshops delivered by inspirational educators.  Paricipants will deepen their own understanding and each workshop will allow time for discussion and reflection.  Marion Burns will close the conference with further thoughts for our own settings. 

It will be of interest to all early years practitioners working with children 3-7 years or those seeking to move into early years and will be delivered by Ms Deirdre Grogan, Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education and colleagues from early years establishments. 

Cost : £55

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09:00-09:15 Registration with tea/coffee
09:15-10:00 Keynote: 'Looking through an Educator's Lens at Reggio Emilia' : Deirdre Grogan
10:00-10:50 Workshop 1
10:50-11:15 Coffee and pastries
11:15-12:05 Workshop 2
12:10-12:50 Closing remarks: 'Realising the 'early level' - the meeting of minds and a change in pedagogical practice?' : Marion Burns

Workshops include

  • The role of the child in primary 1 : Designing the learning envirnoment
  • Documenting children's learning in primary 1
  • Learning envirnoments
  • The Black and white of documentation
  • Tracking young children's learning
  • The creative child
  • Stimulating learning experiences
  • Catastrophe! an anxious teacher's guide to extending the play environment.