The Environment: A Place of Possibility: Term 2
A conversation series, with 3 sessions. How we organise space, position furniture and select and offer materials will influence how children feel, think and play.
24 Apr 2024, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Live Online Meeting - 3 sessions
About the event
COST: $165+GST & booking fee, for the series
TIME: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
DATES: Wednesday 24th April 2024
Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Wednesday 19th June 2024
The Environment: A Place of Possibility
The environment is a place where at the heart offers an invitation for the child to explore, be curious and investigate. When the environment is designed with intentionality and is responsiveness to the child’s developing questions, ideas and theories it will be both beautiful and welcoming. How we organise space, position furniture and select and offer materials will influence how children feel, think and play. The environment is an important way to communicate pedagogical ideas, make learning visible and compliment the services philosophy in practice.
This conversation series includes 3 sessions:
- The environment as a context for teaching and learning - Pedagogy of welcome, shifting beyond toys, real world learning
- Designing the physical space for inquiry – INDOORS - Think BIG and Think SMALL – a practical framework for design with a focus on children’s ideas and theories driving design
- Designing the physical space for inquiry - OUTDOOR - Think BIG and Think SMALL – a practical framework for design with a focus on risky play, nature and community walks
Spaces speak...Even though we cannot hear the walls or floors talking, the equipment conversing, or the materials and resources chattering, they are indeed speaking to us. They are offering a conversation that influences how we behave, react, engage and even think.
Duncan, Martin & Keith, 2016.
Please make sure to include your postal address when registering, so that we can send you the series booklet.
Online ticket$165.00Tax: +$16.50 GST+$4.54 service fee