About this Course
Thank you for your interest in joining our online learning community. We look forward to working and learning together.
How does spending time reflecting on children impact our daily practice as early childhood educators? Our values, beliefs, and actions when working along side young children, all start with our image of the child. How we see children is the foundation of our work with children. Our image of the child both conscious and unconscious, guides not only how we engage with children, but also how we design environments and experiences.
Our approximately 1.5 hour course, The Spirit of the Child: Understanding How Children Make Meaning of their World, introduces us to why is it important to reflect on our image of the child and how this impacts our daily practice as early childhood educators. In this course we will explore the image of the child, through five different lenses, play, imagination, being present, social interactions, and inner lives.
Our Essential Questions
Essential Questions are the basis for the inquiry for our work together. For this class, we can use questions to guide our thinking.
- Who is the child?
- How do they learn?
- How does the way we see children impact the experiences we provide?
Essential Questions are the basis for the inquiry for our work together.
Our course, The Spirit of the Child: Understanding How Children Make Meaning of their World, has four lessons to support us in thinking about how we see the children in our lives.
- Lesson 1: Course Navigation
- Lesson 2: Orientation
- Lesson 3: The Spirit of the Child
- Lesson 4: Conclusion: Bringing Our Thoughts Together
We hope you will join us.