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Young Children Investigating Key Materials on an Everyday Basis – Open and focused exploration

Price:
£10.00

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR MEMBERS - PLEASE APPLY THE CODE EESOUTHYORKS AT CHECKOUT TO DISCOUNT THE £1 NOMINAL CHARGE

Influenced strongly by the young children she worked with as a teacher, and those she continues to observe, she recognises the importance of the choices practitioners make about the provision and organisation of materials for their children. These choices should reflect the shared values of their learning community and, in turn, their knowledge about, understanding of and sensitivity towards the young child as a thinker, a learner, and a maker of meaning.

Kathy is currently involved in action research projects with early years practitioners focusing upon key ‘intelligent’ materials (Malaguzzi) and the development of studio spaces within their settings.

In her session, Kathy will explain how, with support and guidance, practitioners can gain confidence in making provision and developing routines that:

• Allow children to explore, investigate and interact with key materials on an everyday basis
• Prioritise the child’s ideas, meanings and storying
• Promote deep thinking and high levels of well-being

Date: 
Thursday, 13 February, 2020
Time: 
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (refreshments from 4:30 pm)
Location: 
South Yorkshire
Venue: 
Grace Owen Nursery School - 1-7 The Pavement - Duke Street - Park Hill Sheffield - S2 5QD
Speaker/s: 
Dr Kathy Ring
Cost: 
Cost: Members - Free, Non-members - £10, Students - £5
How to book: 
Online via the Early Education Website – https://early-education.org.uk/ by clicking on the event. As a member - in order to claim your free place, please login to your account or profile and use the following discount code at checkout: EESOUTHYORKS. Any queries, including student requests should be directed to the following email address in the first instance: office@early-education.org.uk
Speaker Bios: 

Formerly Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at York St John University, Kathy is an Early Education Associate and Independent Consultant. She co-authored ‘Making Sense of Children’s Drawings’ (OUP, 2003) and contributed to ‘Mark Making Matters’ (DCSF, 2008). Kathy’s research investigates the environmental factors that impact upon young children as meaning makers.

Event type: 
Evening event
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