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Participatory Planning – The Floorbooks® Approach

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Price $75 - 140
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National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA5Relationships with children
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
3Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

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Claire Warden
Claire Warden is one of the world’s leading consultants and writers on the use of consultative methods in education, particularly for her Nature Pedagogy Approach.

Description

This professional learning package has been developed by Claire Warden and ECA in partnership. It includes four modules:

  1. Introduction to the Floorbooks® Approach
  2. Introduction to Talking Tubs™
  3. Moving forward with Floorbooks
  4. Moving forward with Talking Tub

What is the Floorbooks Approach?

The Floorbooks Approach is designed to create a balance between adult intentionality and child autonomy. The planning cycle should take account of both facets of our role in education to make sure that children are engaged in learning and develop the dispositions for lifelong learning. Floorbooks allow educators to consult deeply with children during the planning and documentation process. The approach encourages higher order thinking skills and helps children influence their learning.

What are Talking Tubs?

A Talking Tub is an object which a practitioner fills with a wide variety of objects which all fit a particular theme. Objects can then be taken out one by one encouraging children to touch, feel, and explore a theme. Observation, documentation, assessment and planning are most effective when they are matched to the needs of the child. In order to achieve this we need to understand children’s thinking, through considering all the ways in which they communicate.

The Talking Tub is a vital part of the Talking and Thinking Floorbooks Approach. The tub will allow you to provoke child-led conversations which in turn will create Possible Lines of Development.

 

Choose the package which suits your learning

Learn with Claire Warden with three packages, curated to suit your learning interests.

 

1. Participatory Planning – The Floorbooks Approach (Entire Package)

Price: $140 (four modules)

Explore Claire Warden’s popular documentation and planning methodology with this comprehensive package, which includes the following modules:

  1. Introduction to the Floorbooks® Approach
  2. Introduction to Talking Tubs™
  3. Moving forward with Floorbooks
  4. Moving forward with Talking Tubs

Learning outcomes:
• Gain an understanding of a new, collaborative form of documentation and how to create a balance between adult intentionality and child autonomy
• Think practically and intentionally about learning with children
• Support children to become engaged and active in their own learning
• Support deep, critical and explorative thinking with children
• Place children at the centre of documentation and planning.

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2. Participatory Planning – The Floorbooks Approach (Focus on the Floorbooks Approach)

Price: $75 (two modules)

This package contains the modules Introduction to the Floorbooks Approach and Moving forward with Floorbooks Approach for those who wish to focus on the Floorbooks Approach.

After completing this package, you will understand how the Floorbooks Approach is a way to support:
• Gain an understanding of a new, collaborative form of documentation and how to create a balance between adult intentionality and child autonomy
• Support children to become engaged and active in their own learning
• The planning process as a holistic approach to children’s learning and development.

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3. Participatory Planning – The Floorbooks Approach (Focus on Talking Tubs)

Price: $75 (two modules) 

This package contains the modules Introduction to the Talking Tubs and Moving forward with Talking Tubs for those who wish to focus on the Talking Tubs.

In this module, you will have learnt how to:
• ensure quality and intentionality of the contents when making up a Talking Tub
• balance questioning and discussion with children
• use Talking Tubs with non-verbal children
• use the process of self-expression and know-how visible for children, staff and visitors
• use Talking Tubs with those who English is an additional language.

 

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This professional learning package is not available as a part of an ECA Learning Hub subscription, and can only be purchased individually.

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