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Welcome

                    ... to our programme for 2018, and moving into 2019.

This year, we are focussing on bespoke professional development work - mentoring, continuing professional development for individual centres, so if you are interested do get in touch.

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DEVELOPING A PEDAGOGY OF ENQUIRY / IN DIALOGUE WITH REGGIO EMILIA: 

CREATIVE EARLY YEARS’ AND PRIMARY PEDAGOGY

There are 3 Phases to this group:

1) PREPARATORY DEVELOPMENT 1st SEPTEMBER 2018 - 30th MARCH 2019

2) ENCOUNTERS IN REGGIO 31st MARCH - 5th APRIL 2019

3) ON COURSE FOR CHANGE APRIL - JUNE 2019

  • Have you already visited the preschools of Reggio Emilia on our introductory study week?
  • Do you want to develop your knowledge further and dig deeper with like-minded educators?
  • Do you want to work together in dialogue with each other and with colleagues in Reggio Emilia, in the construction of an environment of enquiry?
  • Is the educational setting in which you work keen for you to play a leading part in its continuing professional development, and to benefit from the learning opportunity of this course?

Then this 2018-19 Skylight study group is for you! It is for educators in settings who have been to Reggio before, are working positively on their professional practice and want the opportunity to enable themselves and their settings to become more skilful and courageous in their work of creating a listening pedagogy.

Key Learning: co-constructed education; understanding and applying principles of ‘listening pedagogy’, the image of the child as competent, sociable and creative learner; education as enquiry and relationship; natures of an enabling environmenttransformative, systemic development in education provision.

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Date Monday 3rd September 2018
End Date Saturday 1st June 2019
Registration Start Date Monday 3rd September 2018
Cut off date Friday 1st February 2019
Price £1,800
Please Note: Application remains open throughout autumn '18. You are still in time to register. The week in Reggio itself is in April '19.

Network Proposal: Languages of Evaluation, Actions of Re-cognition

This is an introduction to a research proposal focussing on, yes, evaluation

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This will be an online presentation and introduction by Peter Moss, Robin Duckett and Louise Lowings. Peter Moss will  discuss the situation as he sees it, and has introduced at conferences in Canada and the United States; Robin Duckett will introduce the project proposal; Louise Lowings will introduce work which her Nursery School has begun in this respect.

Date Tuesday 15th January 2019
Cut off date Thursday 10th January 2019
Presenters Peter Moss, Robin Duckett, Louise Lowings
Please Note: For Network members (free)
Times 1.30 - 3 p.m.
Download info Network Proposal - Languages of Evaluation 1.2 .pdf

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This is day option 1 to visit Madeley Nursery School in Spring 2019 and encounter theirs, and Sightlines initive Network's, principles in practice. 

Participation is limited to 8. These are two separate days, so please choose one, not both.

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Madeley Nursery School in Telford are keen participants in Sightlines' Network since 2000. This day  is designed for those wanting to explore the possible ways of practicing the principles of an environment of enquiry, and engage in dialogue with a committed staff group who are making keen endeavours to explore and develop their own practice. 

The day will begin promptly at 9a.m. at the Nursery, with an introduction followed by time to observe in the morning. After lunch there will be opportunities for discussion, and at the close of the school day, general discussion with staff. We will explore how the principles of Sightlines Initiative can be developed in your daily practice; the influences and insprations from Reggio, and the inevitable challenges. 

Date Tuesday 26th February 2019
Available places 6
Price £160
Member Discount 10%
Location/Map Madeley, Telford

This is day option 2 to visit Madeley Nursery School in Spring 2019 and encounter theirs, and Sightlines initive Network's, principles in practice. 

Participation is limited to 8. These are two separate days, so please choose one, not both.

documentation and displaydocumentation displayed"We are a Reggio inspired school with a beautiful learning environment and exciting child led curriculum. As a research school, we are involved in many national and international projects linked to early learning. Our aim is to create 'a community of learning where there are endless opportunities to discover together through curiosity, creativity and play."

Madeley Nursery School in Telford are keen participants in Sightlines' Network since 2000. This day  is designed for those wanting to explore the possible ways of practicing the principles of an environment of enquiry, and engage in dialogue with a committed staff group who are making keen endeavours to explore and develop their own practice. 

The day will begin promptly at 9a.m. at the Nursery, with an introduction followed by time to observe in the morning. After lunch there will be opportunities for discussion, and at the close of the school day, general discussion with staff. We will explore how the principles of Sightlines Initiative can be developed in your daily practice; the influences and insprations from Reggio, and the inevitable challenges. 

Date Wednesday 27th February 2019
Available places 0
Price £160
Member Discount 10%
Location/Map Madeley, Telford

Reggio Emilia Study Week 2019

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Sunday 7th - Friday 12th April 2019

Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

A one-week study visit to learn about and be inspired by the world renowned educational approach of the preschools and infant toddler centres of Reggio Emilia.

This course will explore the key principles underpinning the Reggio approach to early childhood education including:

  • History and background
  • Creativity and expressive languages of children
  • the pedagogy of listening
  • The environment as 'the third teacher'
  • Parents as partners
  • Democratic citizenship
  • Children as the subjects of rights
  • Children and educators as researchers
  • Observation, interpretation, documentation
  • Making learning visible
  • Professional dialogue

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Date Sunday 7th April 2019
End Date Friday 12th April 2019
Available places 25
Price £1,505
Location/Map Reggio Emilia, Italy