Ko Te Whariki te mokopuna. Ko te mokopuna Te Whariki.
In Dame Tilly’s words - Mana Atua, my sense of godliness that neither you or anyone else can trample, Mana Tangata, Who am I? Recognise me. Strengthening a Tiriti-based Curriculum - new blog post from Carol Marks
Conversations with an infant....
A new blog post from Anita Homewood. When was the last time you had a conversation with an infant? You know those moments, looking into each others eyes, and just chatting?
A NEW ARTICLE FROM NICKY DE LAUTOUR!
This article explores the role of visual arts in the early childhood education curriculum with a strong contention to more closely examine them as a tool to enable children to develop critical thinking and learning dispositions...
It looks like fun, but are they learning?
IT LOOKS LIKE FUN, BUT ARE THEY LEARNING? WHO SAID GOOD IS GOOD? It looks like fun, but are they learning? is a chapter written by Petrich, Wilkinson and Bevan in the book Design Make Play (2013) they write, "Well, it looks like fun....[pause]...but are they learning? This is a question they are often asked. It is strange that, because an experience looks like fun, it is harder for some to think that there is learning involved....
A new article from Lorraine Sands!
WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE....as you, year after year, day after day, moment by moment, intentionally nurture the children in your setting, to build the brains they will have for their lifetime? What impact will you have? What impact are you having? Read this article from Lorraine Sands, and other inspiring articles by clicking the link below: https://www.elp.co.nz/articles.cfm
ecARTnz Issue 18, 2019 out now!
This issue showcases three exciting presentations that were given at the 8th International Art in Early Conference held in January 2019.
Culture, language and identity: children’s stories woven with teachers’ stories in a bi/multicultural curriculum
In an increasingly globalised world, it becomes imperative for teachers to honour children's individualities, their identities and cultures. One approach to this complex task is through the power of storying, of listening to, telling and writing stories.
Learning Stories in Practice!
Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee have often been asked for a follow-on practical companion to their seminal 2012 book Learning Stories; a complimentary book that provides practical advice for teachers who are embarking on a `narrative assessments-for-learning' journey. After much anticipation that book is here at last!
Red and orange horses, do they matter?
As a cultural event approaches, such as Mothers or Fathers Day, Christmas or Easter or perhaps Valentines Day, many educators and teachers in early childhood settings give children templates or outlines to colour-in so that they have something 'good' to present to their parents. What is the message we are giving children when we offer children such experiences?
Learning Stories; Documentation with the power to transform
An article by Wendy Lee......Engagement in the writing of Learning Stories has and is changing the practice of teachers and educators both in New Zealand and around the world....
Let's talk about nature!
What a beautiful day for our Te Whāriki in Nature event in Wellington!
Celebrating Learning Stories 2019
This year was an opportunity to explore ways in which we can use our documentation to strengthen our children’s identities as caring citizens. The outpouring of emotion that followed the 15th March demonstrated New Zealand’s capacity to care.
Learning in the Making, has made the Chinese list of the top 100 books that are influencing teachers.