Listening to children's voices in play-based approaches

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 - 11:00

This session invites professionals to re-examine their existing understanding about the purpose of play, particularly approaches that support children to explore their individual ethnic identity.

The importance of paying attention to children’s voices is utilised to recognise the importance of the diverse contexts that shape children’s learning and their ability to participate; and how these circumstances can be at odds with professional agency and expected curriculum outcomes.

Key takeaways:
Raised awareness of research perspectives about:

  • Play as a mediation tool and ‘cultural bridge’ for connecting ideas about identity
  • Co-constructing curriculum to give status to children’s voices
  • Children’s exchange of knowledge during peer interaction

Early Bird £17.00 (+VAT) for bookings made by 9th December / Full price: £20.00 (+VAT)

Dr Sharon Colilles, Senior lecturer Early Childhood, Bath Spa University