Using children’s inquiries as a basis for curriculum - InspirED ECE Workshop (North Auckland)
Using children’s inquiries as a basis for curriculum
Our ECE curriculum requires us to prioritise the support of children’s developing working theories. This is because, in a rapidly changing world, children need the skills to inquire, theorise, collaborate and problem-solve. Implementing a curriculum based on children’s inquiries is one way to ensure that, as teachers, we stay focused on fostering these important skills and dispositions. Creating opportunities for children to engage in long-term explorations or projects of interest and relevance to them, based on their real questions and problems, is a meaningful way to design curriculum.
This workshop will:
- support you to identify potential foci of inquiry.
- explore strategies and skills for facilitating children’s learning through their inquiries.
- discuss how to document learning and teaching in ways that are consistent with the ethos of inquiry.