June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Langdale Centre
Langdale Gardens
Wallsend NE28 0HG
Susan Hackett
0191 643 8221
North Tyneside Early Years Conference with Keynote Ferre Laevers @ The Langdale Centre | England | United Kingdom

DESCRIPTION: Well-being and involvement - The shortcut to sustainable development

There is a worldwide consensus in the field of early years about the status of well-being and involvement (engagement) as key elements of quality. In the experiential approach these two indicators stand centre stage: they tell us how each child is doing in the setting and are the first indicators for the power of the learning environment. That is why well-being and involvement can serve as guide and inspiration in our efforts to improve quality.

In our reflections we realize that what we achieve with well-being is making sure mental health – self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience - is secured. Involvement likewise, is not just ‘having fun’ but a state in which the mental activity is most intense, the necessary condition for ‘deep-level-learning’.

In this contribution we ask ‘what kind of outcome we want’, ‘what kind of learning environment we need’  and ‘how we can monitor this quality’, in collaboration with parents.

AIMED AT: Early Years teachers, headteacher and other leaders

NT Delegates Level 1 SLA £185.00 
NT delegates level 2 SLA £160.00 

External Delegates non SLA £280.00 

Early bird discount 20%

Keynote - Prof. Dr. Ferre Laevers

Ferre Laevers is director of the Research Centre for Experiential Education based at the University of Leuven and former President-elect of the European Early Childhood Education Research Association.

Most of his work is linked to the innovative ‘Experiential Education’ project (EXE) of which he was the founding father, more than 40 years ago.

In EXE, a child’s wellbeing and the intensity of his or her mental activity (involvement) is seen as a key indicator for the ‘power’ of the learning environment and a condition for ‘deep-level learning’.

Programme of the Day

8.45am - 9.15am
Registration and refreshments

9.15am - 9.30am
Introduction and welcome - Tim Jones, Headteacher Langley First School

9.30am - 11.00am
Part 1: The outcome we want
Part 2: Well-being and involvement as guides

11:00am  - 11.20am

11:20am - 12.30pm
Part 3: Focusing on mental health and social competence
Part 4: How to get there: the monitoring of quality

12:30pm  - 1.30pm

1:30pm to 2.25pm
Part 5: A rich environment

2:25pm  to 2.35pm
Short break

2:35pm - 3.30pm
Part 6: The power of an experiential adult style

Closing of the conference

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