‘It’s a bird!’: Using Representation to Build thinking Skills

Full price: $110 Subsidised price: $22 Am I eligible?
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Venue Details

Metro Hotel Ipswich International

43 South Street
Ipswich, QLD, AU 4305

07 31772242

What’s it about

As children construct their understanding of the world around them they begin to represent their thinking through images and language. As educators we can support this acquisition of abstract thought by supporting children to record their ideas and thinking though drawing and representation .This workshop will examine some practical strategies to encourage children to use drawing and making as a tool for representing their thinking for planning, recording, recalling and thinking.

Specific Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
• Examine the role of representation (drawing & making) in play projects for planning, recording, recalling and thinking
• Investigate practical strategies to support children’s drawing and making to support play projects
• Examine ways in which representations can be used as artifacts in recording children’s learning

QA1: Educational Program and Practice

PS1: Know students and how they learn
PS2: Know the content and how to teach it
PS3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

PS5 Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning




Presenter Biography
Sue Southey

Sue Southey is Co-director at Springwood Community Kindergarten. During the last few years she has been a sessional tutor at QUT and Griffith University, and has recently completed her Masters in Education at QUT. She consulted on musical aspects of the eKindy project and is currently working at Queensland Studies Authority in the K-12 Resources Branch. Sue provides professional development and training for early childhood educators throughout Queensland. She is Vice President of the Early Childhood Teachers’ Association.