Emergent curriculum is a way of planning curriculum based on the child’s interest and passions as well as the educator's. To plan an emergent curriculum requires observation, documentation, creative brainstorming, flexibility and patience. While this concept appears simple enough "Emergent Curriculum" is often misunderstood and therefore poorly implemented in early learning settings.
This 4 part series provides participants with a greater understanding of this active participatory learning approach. Through self-reflection, scaffolding learning, and hands-on activities participants will gain an understanding of the learning environment, identify the role of the adult, develop skills in observation and interaction with children, plan based on children’s interests and discover how individual children think and reason.