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Expressive Arts and Design: developing a studio space so that children can think and make


Due to the weather conditions - we are regrettably having to postpone this session, and will update all delegates with the new date as soon as possible. 


Kathy is currently involved in action research projects with early years practitioners focusing upon key ‘intelligent’ materials (Malaguzzi) and the development of a studio space within their settings. With support and guidance, practitioners gain confidence in making provision and developing routines that:

  • allow children to explore, investigate and interact with key materials on an everyday basis;
  • prioritize the child’s ideas, meanings and storying;
  • promote deep thinking and high levels of well being

This Inspiration Meeting will be of interest to all Managers, Head teachers, and Early Years Practitioners working with the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1

Thursday, 1 March, 2018
Networking and light refreshments - 6.00 – 6.30pm; Talk - 6.30 – 8.00pm
Slade Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Titup Hall Drive, Oxford, OX3 8QQ
Kathy Ring
£10 - Members, £12 for full-time students; £15 - non-members. N.B. For membership information please visit the Early Education website: - Please check as your school or setting may have a group membership for Early Education and so you can pay on the door as a member **Please pay on the night – cheques to Early Education
How to book: 
Please return the booking form in Downloads below.
Speaker Bios: 

Dr. Kathy Ring was formerly Senior Lecturer in Early Years Education at York St John University, She is an Early Education Associate and Independent Consultant.  She is the co-author of ‘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.

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