A four-week programme, with a 60-minute live session each week, plus relevant follow up activities for action learning in participants’ own time will be set at the end of each session.
Additional option to book an individual one to one session and/or team meeting with Pam during or post course
- AED 630 per delegate including VAT
- Booking Deadline: Wednesday 12th May 2021
- Discount for group bookings of five or more staff from the same school
Dates & Times*
|Face to Face Online sessions
||4 hours programme (plus professional activity time) breakdown
- Session 1: Wednesday 2nd June at 4pm
- Session 2: Thursday 17th June at 4pm
- Session 3: Tuesday 22nd June at 4pm
- Session 4: Tuesday 29th June at 4pm
- 4 hours online facilitation
- Participant self-directed activity time (based on identified aspect) during Session 3 and 4.
* Times are Dubai Time and calls last 1 hour
A dedicated Early Years ‘best practice’ course, tailored to both group and individual needs and rooted in inquiry focused learning, supporting EY leaders and practitioners in becoming research-based practitioner, skilled in documenting learning.
Live Sessions using ZOOM
Session 1: Where The Story Begins?
|Defining pedagogical documentation – myths and legends!
Session 2: Reflect, Research, Respond…
Session 3: Mind Architecture?
|Co-constructing the learning story…
Session 4: The Next Chapter?
|Making pedagogical documentation happen!
As teachers and leaders in Early Childhood learning, we are always in the role of ‘Architects of the mind’, an exciting and challenging task! Fascinated by what we see, hear and experience with the children, we are often left with a range of ‘wonderings’ about children’s responses, patterns of learning and why specific things interest and engage them!
When we REALLY listen to and observe the children, we cannot fail to find many stories to tell about their learning and written documentation is a way to tell those stories and to anchor what we do to help continue our own and the children’s journey. Pedagogical documentation is a way to capture the children’s dialogue; using their real words and include sketches, photographs and children’s own ‘productions’. It drives adult research and inspires new ideas to expand our own and the children’s thinking and makes the learning truly ‘visible’!
Using the ‘pedagogical documentation’ model, first developed in the Reggio Emilia Schools, and including the New Zealand and other international approaches, the course explores this research-based approach to co-constructing, researching and documenting children’s learning and provides practical and real examples of this approach and its impact in practice.
‘Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different than before’ Loris Malaguzzi
Who Should Attend?
Experienced Early Years teachers and Early Years leaders who already implement or aspire to implement inquiry-based learning and teaching approaches and those considering learning focused approaches to EY documentation, following individual and group learning stories and exploring the role of ‘teacher as researcher’. Please note that this course is NOT suitable for NQTs or those new to the Early Years
- To support delegates in understanding the concept of ‘Pedagogical documentation’ in terms of researching into children’s ongoing learning and paths of inquiry
- To explore efficient, effective and inspiring methodologies for co-constructed learning and pedagogical documentation and how these may be used to enhance provision and practice
- To be prepared to implement the process of ‘real time’ research in delegates’ own settings and schools
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