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Understanding the world

Understanding the world

 11/06/2024 - 02/07/2024    

 Online   

The EYFS framework places ‘active exploration’ at its core and what better way to embed this pedagogy than to support pupils to build an understanding of their world?

Overview

Course overview

The EYFS framework places ‘active exploration’ at its core and what better way to embed this pedagogy than to support pupils to build an understanding of their world? The course empowers you to enable young learners to truly experience their immediate locality: to take notice, map, discuss, act and reflect on what they see, hear, smell and feel. Jon shares a range of practical approaches that breathe life in to abstract concepts and places, demonstrating how hands-on learning inspires high quality skills and knowledge acquisition.

Supporting research / references

In the EYFS framework (2021), the ‘three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:

  • playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’
  • active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
  • creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things’

Tishman, S. (2018) Slow Looking: The art and practice of learning through observation, demonstrates the need for children to have the opportunity to take a ‘slow look’ at the world.


Key learning aims

  • To better understand the power of authentic and meaningful learning through investigating place and space. 
  • To embed a model that moves the learner from personal, through local and potentially to global understanding.
  • To make meaning through a ‘slow look’ approach.

Expected impact on teachers

  • Increased knowledge, confidence and understanding of geography within ‘Understanding the world’.
  • Become better geographical thinkers with a focus on making connections and using outdoor space effectively.

Expected impact on pupil outcomes

  • An ability to make slow and deliberate observations.
  • An understanding of the value of their personal experiences.
  • A glimpse of the interconnectedness of the world.

Course programme

This course comprises three twilight sessions 4.00 - 5.30pm on the following dates:

11 June: Session 1 – Investigating place and space
18 June: Session 2 – How can picture books support geographical understanding?
2 July: Session 3 – Hands on learning and the role of the facilitator


Recordings are provided as standard but live attendance is recommended to make the most of discussion.

 

  Programme

11/06/2024 16:00 Session 1 – Investigating place and space

18/06/2024 16:00 Session 2 – How can picture books support geographical understanding?

25/06/2024 16:00 Session 3 – Hands on learning and the role of the facilitator

Fees

Category
Product
Rate

Default (Online)
Normal
£105.00

Member (Online)
Normal
£80.00


Coordinator

Isabel Richardson

 01142960088

 Email Coordinator


Location

 Online