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Re-thinking Early Years Learning Environments
By Fiona Zinn
8th - 9th November 2017, New Delhi

Overview:
  The role of the learning environment is critical and can never be underestimated.

Much attention has been given to the notion of the ‘environment as the third teacher’ (Malaguzzi) in recent years; shaping the design and construction of early childhood spaces all around the world. Perhaps answering a call from the future, rather than paying homage to education systems of the past, the significance of the spaces in which children learn are now at the forefront of teachers minds.

When constructed thoughtfully, learning environments have the power to nourish, support and promote learning; uniting teachers and children in the process of constructing understandings and sharing meaning.Successful learning environments come to life as ‘laboratories for thinking’ (Rinaldi) and are underpinned by collaborative and responsive design.

This workshop will allow teachers to consider important aspects of learning environment design. With a strongly collaborative focus for the workshop, teachers are asked to come ready to share and discuss elements of their own practice, which will add to the learning experience of the group.
 
Objectives:
  Participants will work collaboratively to understand how learning environments can:
  • Invite inquiry learning and play
  • Support collaboration and shared meaning making
  • Support children’s interests and unique learning styles
  • Celebrate our values
  • Act as the ‘third teacher’
  • Promote wellbeing, learning and success
  • Build relationships and community
 
Potential Audience
  Early Years Educators, Leaders and Curriculum Coordinators who have specific responsibility for the Early Years.

Participants are asked to bring:
  • A photograph of a place where they like to learn
  • A photograph of their classroom environment
  • A digital device for accessing shared resources
 
Trainer’s Profile:
  Fiona Zinn is an Education Consultant based in Australia. Drawing on 25 years’ experience in the early childhood, primary and tertiary sectors, Fiona consults widely with International Schools around the world to boldly re-imagine early years pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments in response to research. Much of this work finds resonance with the educational project of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

As well as consulting with schools, Fiona currently lectures part time at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, is elected to the National Committee of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange and works with the International Baccalaureate as a Professional Development Educator, Field Representative, Global Curriculum Writer and Workshop Developer.
 
Investment:
  Investment includes Certificate of Participation, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.
  USD 690/- Early Bird Offer till 1st April, 2017
  USD750/- Closing Date 1st October, 2017
  FOR INDIAN EDUCATORS FROM INDIAN SCHOOLS ONLY SPECIAL RATE.
  RS 30,000/- CLOSING DATE 1ST OCTOBER, 2017.
Venue:
  New Delhi
Timings:
  9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8.30 am on the 8th November 2017.
Contact:
  Shonal Agarwal
CEO
Email: shonal@chaptersinternational.com
chaptersinternational@gmail.com

Website: www.chaptersinternational.com
 
  register now
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