This one day course will look at the way we observe young children’s thinking and how we relate it to their development and progress. It will make reference to children’s involvement and dispositions for learning and how we can plan for next steps. We will explore the theoretical aspects of child development as well as making good links to practice through illustrated examples and tasks including using power point to create Learning Stories.
The focus of the day is to think about:
- how we observe and record young children’s thinking and plan for their next steps
- how we can interpret our observations with reference to child development, levels of involvement and children’s interests
- the ways we can record children’s thinking through our observations and embed this into everyday practice
- how we ensure good practice in observation, child development and monitoring children’s progress
- the way we refer to Development Matters,the Characteristics of Effective Learning and the EYFS
‘Children are thrilled and grateful when adults first want to understand them and then to help them’ (Loris Malaguzzi)
This course is aimed at practitioners, teachers and leaders/managers who want to understand the ways in which young children think, learn and develop and how we can recognise and acknowledge their potential.
Trainer: Di Chilvers