Thursday 9 August, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Tinkering with ideas
Thursday 9 August, 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Wigram Base, 14 Henry Wigram Drive
This workshop is a culmination of looking at the dispositional, cognitive and social learning that children can experience through tinkering with ideas, creativity and camaraderie. Learning should not be emotionally flat so what can help us as teachers to make learning come alive. We will look at the ideas from Simon Nicholson’s Theory of Loose Parts, Gever Tulley’s Tinkering School and Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power to consider how we support children’s holistic learning inside the Te Whāriki framework. The big question as teachers is how can we grow divergent thinkers? Neither teaching nor learning should be emotionally flat and when teachers connect with their own passions, sense of wonderment, awe, creativity and strengths, then learning becomes deeply engaging for everyone.