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Adult Role - Interaction or Interference

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Applicable to: 
Early Years Practitioners
Event Type: 
per person
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About this event

Good practice is often about doing nothing! Sometimes we feel the need to fill time and ‘look busy’ and therefore interrupt learning with unnecessary questions or taking over the learning experience. This course will explore the appropriate level of interaction educational staff should have in supporting the learning and development of children.


  • To consider our role as educationalists and the impact we have upon children’s learning;
  • To investigate the theory and ethos of facilitating learning and teaching;
  • To explore the role of Sensitivity, Autonomy and Stimulation in the education of our children;
  • To look at appropriate environments and resources to support child-initiated learning;
  • Examine different play behaviours and the value of play -based learning.


You will be able to:

  • Reflect on current practice in terms of your role with children;
  • Review staff interaction with children and identify next steps to improve practice;
  • Apply aspects of theory and educational techniques to daily practice;
  • Identify methods, resources & learning environments to improve sensitivity, autonomy and stimulation in your setting.



Trainer(s): Claire Walden

Claire Warden is the founder of Auchlone Nature Kindergarten & the International Association of Nature Pedagogy, an organisation designed to promote and support all forms of nature-based education around the world.  She is an international advisor to the Children & Nature Network, World Forum Foundation and the International School Grounds Group. Claire was voted Exceptional Master Leader in f Early Care and Education and is a Visiting & Teaching Fellow at Strathclyde University.