Interacting or Interfering: Improving Interactions in the Early Years led by Julie Fisher
Every day, early years practitioners engage in interactions with young children that have the potential to enhance their learning. However, such is the temptation to squeeze every teaching moment out of each interaction that practitioners often interrupt children’s thinking and consequently interfere with their learning. This course will examine the knowledge, timing and sensitivity necessary to interact effectively. Through the extensive use of DVD footage delegates will have the opportunity to explore the role of the practitioner in both adult-led and child-led situations, providing opportunities to reflect on how to “tune in” to children’s current thinking and how to respond in ways that are of benefit to learning and development.
Issues that Julie will address during the day:
Julie Fisher is an independent Early Years Adviser and visiting Professor of Early Childhood Education at Oxford Brookes University. She held the post of Early Years Adviser in Oxfordshire for 11 years, before which she was lecturer in early childhood education at the University of Reading. She has taught children from 3 to 12 years of age and has been headteacher of two urban, multi-cultural schools.
In her work, Julie draws on her own research projects which engage her in constant contact with practitioners and children in both schools and settings. She is author of a number of articles on early childhood education as well as her books ‘Starting from the Child’ (4th edition 2013); ‘The Foundations of Learning’ (2002) and ‘Moving On to Key Stage One’ (2010). Her new book, ‘Interacting or Interfering?’ was published in January 2016 and draws on research into effective interactions between practitioners and children aged six months and six years.
This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer for EARLY YEARS.
There is one place available per subscribing school. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £100 per person. Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £175 per person. Invoices to be paid prior to the event.
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