Prof Laevers, director of the Research Centre for Experiential Education at the University of Leuven, Belgium, is regarded as one of the most significant sources of innovation in early education in recent years. Central to his contribution to early years practice has been his research on ‘well-being’ and ‘involvement’, which he has identified as the twin and fundamental traits underpinning a child’s successful development and early learning. This masterclass will reflect on their importance and the implications for practice.
'Quality in early education: defning, assessing and delivering' will run from 9.30-12.30. Co-presenting will be Jan Dubiel, natonal development manager of Early Excellence.
9.30-9.45 Coffee and welcome
9.45-10.30 Well-being and involvement: their essential role in children’s learning
What constitutes ‘well-being’ and ‘involvement’ and why are they fundamental to a child’s holistic development and early learning?
10.30-11.00 Quality learning: observing and assessing
How can the Leuven scales support practitioners, settings and policy to assess the quality of learning environments and make them more powerful for every child?
11.00-11.15 Coffee break: your chance to network
11.15-12.15 Essential steps to quality: delivering best practice
On overview of action points that determine quality, with a focus on ‘challenging’ environments, the adult role and activities that explore behaviour, feelings and values
12.15-12.30 Your questions answered
Prof Laevers and Jan Dubiel will address common concerns and advise on best practice.
Full rate for attending 9.30-12.30 masterclass: £150 (+VAT) / Early bird rate £125 (+VAT) for bookings made by 31st March.