REACH Online Workshops | Curiosity and Questioning

 

Curiosity and Questioning | REACH Online Workshops | Aug & Sep 2020

Register now and join other passionate educators in this unique professional development opportunity!

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Children are naturally curious about the world and are on a never-ending journey of exploration. Children observe and learn the world through experiences, emotion and thinking in order to make sense of their experiences.

As educators, how do we provoke children’s curiosity and wonder to make meaning of their world?

REACH has partnered Tania Lattanzio of Innovative Global Education to bring you a series of Saturday online workshops on curiosity and questioning this August and September. We will take a deep dive into the heart of asking questions to provoke children’s curiosity and deepen their learning. You can participate in these interactive workshops from the comfort of your home. Register now and join other passionate educators in this unique professional development opportunity! (Please note that a high level of English proficiency is required for full participation!)

Workshop Schedule

Workshop One:
Provoking Curiosity and Inquiry – Setting the Scene
Saturday, 1 Aug 2020
9.00am to 12.30pm (1.5 hours + 30 minute break + 1.5 hours)

How can we organize our environment to provoke in children the natural wonder they have?

This session will look at the role of the environment in provoking curiosity and wonderment, as a way for children to ask questions and develop theories. It will examine the role of ‘environment’ and ‘provocations’ as a way to promote curiosity and wonderments.

Participants will be able to engage in small groups to examine videos, photos and provocations.

Workshop Two:
Questioning and Theorizing – Making Sense of the World
Saturday, 22 Aug 2020
9.00am to 1.30pm (2 hours + 30 minute break + 2 hours)

How do we organize learning around children’s questions and theories?

Children continually theories and question to construct meaning and make sense of the world. This session will look at how we can respond to these theories and questions. It will examine what theories and questions are and how the role of listening is key to this. We will look at how to plan in response to children’s questions and theories in order for children to make sense of the world.

Participants will have the opportunity to join small groups that will respond to scenarios enabling practice of the content outlined in this session.

Workshop Three:
Questioning to Understand
Saturday, 26 Aug 2020
9.00am to 11.00pm

How do we organize learning around children’s questions and theories?

This session will look at the role of teacher’s questioning. It will examine different types of questions and what questions promote deeper thinking in children. It will connect the importance of listening and observing to understand what questions to ask.

Trainer and Facilitator

Tania Lattanzio
M Ed (Curriculum and Administration), Grad Dip (Librarianship), Dip Ed

Tania Lattanzio is an experienced international educator and she is now Director of Innovative Global Education, she develops and conducts professional development for educators from early childhood through to high school. A key focus of Tania’s work is developing and designing conceptual curriculum for schools.  An advocate of inquiry, she works with educators to provide students with an education that is purposeful, meaningful and relevant to their lives, where students have opportunities to be motivated and have agency of their own learning.

EtonHouse Meets REACH

REACH is part of the EtonHouse International Group. In 2013, REACH was founded by formally becoming part of the Reggio Children International Network.

Glimpses of Past Events

Encountering Reggio Emilia: Children making the Ordinary, Extraordinary
6 – 7 December 2019, Chendgu China

 

100 Languages: The Power of Being Heard
26 – 27 October 2018, Singapore

 

In dialogue around sustainability
11 – 12 March 2016, Singapore

 

Lead speakers at the EtonHouse Reggio Emilia Conference 2012 from Reggio Emilia, Italy

 

FEES

USD60 for 1 session (choose from any session)
USD50 per session when you sign up for 2 sessions (choose from any 2 sessions)
USD45 per session when you sign up for all 3 sessions

At the conclusion of each workshop, participants will have the opportunity to join a closed Facebook group which will enable us to continue our learning as a community and extend our own research and questions.

*Please note that the course fee is in USD and a high level of English proficiency is required for full participation.


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