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Inquiry projects in early childhood

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About this workshop

During this seven-hour workshop, you will uncover the potential of inquiry projects for children’s development in interactive and hands-on ways. Learn how to maximise children’s participation in the decision-making process and how to foster the collaborative and innovative spirit of your group.

You will explore common concepts of colours, mirrors and shadows and develop ideas for scaffolding children’s learning while gaining a basic understanding of visual perception.

By the end of this workshop, you will be equipped with a portfolio of ideas for inquiry projects and will have a sound understanding of the structure and purpose of projects in early childhood education.

This workshop aligns with the principles, practices and outcomes of the EYLF, NQF and the Australian Curriculum.

Topic description

This STEM learning opportunity will help you:

  • discover the potential of inquiry projects for effective practice in early childhood education
  • create a stimulating environment for children to support the collaborative and innovative spirit of your group
  • collect ideas for inquiry projects that scaffold children’s learning and development
  • explore children’s concepts of colours, mirrors and shadows
  • understand the fundamentals of visual perception
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice
  • feel confident in unlocking the wonders of STEM

You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.

Who should do this course?

This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and teachers, educational leaders and leaders with managerial responsibilities.

There are no prerequisites for this STEM Optics workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

Something to think about before the workshop:

  • What was my role during previous projects?
  • How did the project start and what did the children learn?

Feedback from previous Optics workshops

Self discovery

Encouraged self-discovery in the journey of learning.
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2019-07-30T15:52:47+11:00

Optics workshop, NSW

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Encouraged self-discovery in the journey of learning.

Inviting & supportive

Great inviting and supportive learning experience for all. Thank you. Well done.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T14:41:49+11:00

Optics workshop, Melbourne

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Great inviting and supportive learning experience for all. Thank you. Well done.

Workshop very engaging

Myrim had a great way to present the workshop. Her calm demeanor, pleasant personality made the workshop very engaging.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T14:50:31+11:00

Myriam - Optics workshop, Melbourne

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Myrim had a great way to present the workshop. Her calm demeanor, pleasant personality made the workshop very engaging.

Great workshop

Thanks for providing us with a great workshop.
STEM workshops
2019-01-21T10:51:02+11:00

Baccus Marsh, Optics workshop

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Thanks for providing us with a great workshop.

Exceeded my expectations

Wonderful and interesting topic, guided well by our trainer. Exceeded my initial expectations and created a sense of excitement and wonder that I will be sure to use in my room. Thank you.
STEM workshops
2019-01-21T10:55:47+11:00

Baccus Marsh, Optics workshop

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Wonderful and interesting topic, guided well by our trainer. Exceeded my initial expectations and created a sense of excitement and wonder that I will be sure to use in my room. Thank you.

Practical and informative

Practical and informative.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T11:55:37+11:00

Optics workshop, NSW

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Practical and informative.

Amazing!

This workshop was amazing.
STEM workshops
2019-01-21T10:47:22+11:00

Baccus Marsh, Optics workshop

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This workshop was amazing.

Highly recommend

Great workshop. Highly recommend it.
STEM workshops
2019-01-21T10:53:36+11:00

Baccus Marsh, Optics workshop

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Great workshop. Highly recommend it.

Fantastic info

Fantastic info. Really enjoyed the hands on experience.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T14:38:53+11:00

Optics workshop, Melbourne

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Fantastic info. Really enjoyed the hands on experience.

Great facilitator

Great facilitator who was very personable.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T14:47:42+11:00

Optics workshop, Melbourne

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Great facilitator who was very personable.
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Good to know

  • Hands-on and interactive
  • Exchange with like-minded people
  • Practical and reflective phases
  • Focus on implementation into practice
  • Aligned with EYLF, NQF and Australian Curriculum
  • NESA and TQI accredited
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