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Numbers are serious

This week, in their explorations of numbers, the children have shown ways in which they try to construct their own knowledge and achieve understanding within the context of reciprocal relationships with their peers and their teachers to create important connections … Continue reading

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A beautiful, important and interesting design

So we had four possible designs with common threads of friendship, dancing and beautiful things such as rainbows, flowers and insects. I was excited to see what the children would decide for their chosen design. The designs were placed in … Continue reading

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Combining images

How can these images be combined in such a way as to produce a meaningful relationship? “Put all of them in a circle and have a vote, like we did with the books.” “In pieces of paper write it then … Continue reading

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“We can make it calm and beautiful!”

Every day the children experience a myriad of encounters with materials where they explore how  materials behaviour, how they can use them and possibilities to change them. The children bring a wealth of experience to the mosaic project. The idea … Continue reading

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“The year book is for everyone! Even the teachers!”

A Learning Community “Education will vary with the quality of the life that prevails in a group.”  John Dewey, Democracy and Education Much, if not most of the learning that goes on in and out of schools happens through interactions of … Continue reading

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Reading Memories

Inspired by a photograph of Harry reading at home, I decided to ask the children about their favourite reading memories? What were the children’s best ever reading moments, when reading felt really good for them? The children learn such a … Continue reading

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What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the explorations of 5‐6 year old children in a Reggio inspired setting?

What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the explorations of 5-­‐6 year old children in a Reggio inspired setting? from clairweston

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What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the explorations of 5-6 year old children in a Reggio inspired setting?

Action Research  Clair Weston December 2013   Abstract Twenty four Kindergarten students attending Jakarta International School participated in an action research study exploring the question, “What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the … Continue reading

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Joyful Explorations Outdoors

Winter Beach These days it often seems that many children’s leisure time is increasingly structured and organised, with less time for them to initiate their own play. It appears that although our modern lifestyles open up new opportunities for children, … Continue reading

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Killer Rex

Outside our classroom there is a huge construction of a tyrannosaurus rex. This model represents the culmination of 6 months sustained effort by one child. In an earlier post, Inspiration Zen, I wrote about ways in which I was considering the presentation … Continue reading

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