Age range taught: Children under 3 years
Title: Learning Through Schematic Play
This course will encourage educators to delve deeper into what is schematic play and how to support infants and toddlers to be curious learners within their learning. Educators will come away from this course having a complex understanding around the benefits of loose parts, different types of schematic play and how we can support and encourage children within their learning. This course will enable educators to gain practical strategies and more confidence to plan for infants and toddlers within their play.
Professional Standards for Teachers: 1,3 and 7 NQS Quality Areas: 1 and 6
Presenter: Elise Waghorn is a PhD student in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Her research project is investigating the everyday lifeworlds of children in Australia and how this relates and connects to policy and educational experiences with children in Hong Kong and Singapore.
Elise’s teaching has focused on the ways in which early childhood pedagogical practices influence children’s wellbeing. She has worked within the early childhood sector for 13 plus years and has a passion for making sure children's rights are listened to and respected. For the last four years Elise has worked part time as a casual academic at a university. Her role involves teaching the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary, and Masters of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).
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