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Leading the learning - using theories of learning and development

What are the objectives of the course?

  • To develop a shared understanding of how children learn and develop either within the setting or with a linked setting
  • To reflect and develop practice within sustained, shared thinking
  • To reflect on additional forms of evidence based practice for the early years practice
What is the content of the course?

This course explores where our ideas about how children learn and develop come from and how we can share our ideas with others to create a united philosophical approach in the setting or with a linked setting. 
The course explores the evidence for effective practice in early years settings, drawing on research used for the EYFS including EPPE, REPEY and EYTSEN.

What is the duration of the course?

This course can be delivered:
  • as a two day course
  • over 3 staff meetings or twlights or evening briefings
  • over two Saturdays
The activities during the training are varied and lively to give practitioners hands on activities to keep them engaged and interested. Experience of training a wide range of practitioners has shown this to be a highly effective way of developing practitioner understanding, confidence and skills and creating impact in a range of early years settings.

This course has been adapted in light of the changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage document (DfE, 2012

If you are interested in this course for your setting or a group or a group of settings, please contact me
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 Testimonials from previous participants

The course provided a good opportunity to reflect on our own pedagogy and link to theorists. It was interesting to look at current approaches and research related to supporting children’s sustained shared thinking within our settings.  The course was well organised and enjoyable, with practical activities, group work and individual research. 

Jacqui Jackson, Children's Centre teacher, Birmingham

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