Niki Buchan, Senior Educational Consultant, Natural Learning Early Childhood Consultancy is visiting the UK next week. Niki is the author of Children in Wild Nature, A Practical Guide to Nature-based Practice and Adventurous Play.
Niki is offering two opportunities for training.
The first will take place at Aboyne Primay School, Morven Place, Aboyne, AB34 5JN on Wednesday, 26th September at 4pm. The fee per participant is £30.00.
Nature, Play, Risk taking and making the learning visible
Exploring the importance of children internationally having access to play in nature. Play is a right of all children and is considered vital for mental and physical health, we will look at how play in a learning environment can be balanced with curriculum and children’s learning through meaningful documentation. The outdoor environment is often perceived as having increased risks for children with many children actively seeking and accepting challenges. We will explore children as capable self risk assessors, the value of some accidents and the over use of accident documentation. It is important that children are provided with appropriate hazards to build resilience as they explore the risks.
Bookings for this training can be made here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nature-play-risk-taking-and-making-the-learning-visible-tickets-50415951468
The second will take place at Credo, 14-20 John Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1BT on Thursday, 27th September at 4pm. The fee per participant is £30.00.
Learning Tracks – a documentation framework
Simple, meaningful documentation with and for children rather than about children. The voices of all children of all abilities are valued and used to plan experiences with children leading their own learning through their interests. Children and practitioners together document their ideas and thoughts in a community of learning, with these documents available to children so that they can reflect on their own learning. The learning and development is made visible to families through the use of keywords. This method of documentation is appropriate for adults working with children in both indoor and outdoor settings.
Bookings for this training can be made here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-tracks-a-documentation-framework-tickets-50417368707