About the session: 11.00am - 12.00pm Day 1

Kelly Goodsir
The Learning Environment: Invitations for investigation, NOT toys on tables

The learning environment offers a gift of curiosity and invitation to investigate for the child.  It is rich in authentic materials which have been arranged in ways that provokes thinking and wonder.  These are statements we all believe, right?  Yet we can find it so difficult to put into practice! 


This session will share the practical strategies and approaches to working with the environment to enhance learning engagement of children.  We will explore through a case study and practical engagement the following key ideas:

  • · Design principles
  • · Being resourceful
  • · Loose Parts
  •   Authentic materials