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Creativity and Woodwork in Early Years Education

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018
7.00 – 8.30pm (approximate times)
Lecture Room MR051 MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen
Pete Moorhouse
Members: free; Non Members: £10.00; Students £5.00 Please note: this must be prepaid at the time of booking.
How to book: 
Cheques should be made payable to Early Education – Aberdeen Branch. Any queries and requests for invoices should be directed to the email address below. Please only reserve for definite applicants. If, for unforeseen circumstances, you need to cancel your place, notification would be appreciated. Please contact us by email at Please return the Booking Form in Downloads no later than Friday 20th April 2018 to: Zoe Sadler, 2 Bressay Drive, Ellon, Aberdeenshire AB41 9WQ or request a place via the email link.
Speaker Bios: 

Pete Moorhouse has been successfully introducing woodwork to children in early years education for over 15 years. He is a professional sculptor, public artist and artist educator, with over 25 years’ experience of working in schools and early years settings. Pete has undertaken many artist residences in early years settings and is currently Artist Educator at St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School, Bristol, where he works together with children on various activities and provocations to promote creativity and creative thinking. His practice is particularly influenced by Froebellian ideas and the Reggio Emilia atelieristas. Pete is an associate trainer for Early Education and delivers continuous professional development (CPD) training and conference presentations. Pete is also part of the International Creative Education Network and the International Art in Early Childhood Association. When most settings were deterred by widespread fears around safety and litigation, Pete continued almost single-handedly to promote and advocate for the inclusion of woodwork in early years provision. For the last decade Pete has been on a mission, extolling the virtues of woodwork up and down the country. He has spread the message by presenting at conferences, delivering training, writing journal articles, supporting educational suppliers and taking the message overseas from mainland Europe to the Middle East and from Japan to Bhutan. Pete is an honorary research fellow at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, and is conducting ongoing research into the impact of woodwork and creative and critical thinking in early years education. Pete also collaborates on an international research project to promote woodworking in early years education and has had books and journal articles published about creative woodwork. He is chair of the Early Years Woodwork Association. 

Event type: 
Evening event
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