Duration: 3 hours
Accreditation Standards: 1, 2 and 4
Educators play an important role in their commitment to the implementation of emergent curriculum in the classroom. In the beginning, skilled observers use their knowledge of child development and follow the child’s lead by providing materials for children to actively explore as a means of inspiring a deeper understanding of a particular topic of interest.
In addition to providing ongoing opportunities for play-based exploration, emergent curriculum requires educators to document learning as it unfolds. Observation and documentation of learning experiences helps us to better understand the child’s interests and abilities inspiring ideas for where the curriculum might go. This role is complex and develops gradually.
Facilitator's will guide participants to reflect on their role as educator’s and will identify how adults support children as active learners.