Seeing what children see: a democratic curriculum

While children engage in self-initiated play, we may not always recognize the learning possibilities unfolding or understand how to facilitate play for deeper learning to occur. When educators work with curious and questioning minds and see themselves not only as disciplinarians or mere transmitters of information but more as early childhood researchers learning alongside the children in their care, then new knowledge is always under construction. This workshop demonstrates how to use play as a viable source for creating child-centered curriculum. Participants will learn how to use an educational intervention process to plan curriculum with focus on children’s inherent competencies, ideas, and questions, and thus, foster each child’s expression of his or her unique developmental journey.

Discovering an innovative way of being with children, this inspiring workshop helps participants become skilled at truly seeing the children in their care, and learn to see what they see.

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