Sightlines Initiative

promoting creative and reflective practice in early childhood education

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Welcome

                    ... to our programme for 2022.

We are just beginning to make plans in this likely very fluid year - we are looking optimistically however at possibilities.

If you are interested in discussing bespoke professional development possibilities for your centre please get in touch: via the above email.

Go HERE if you want to read about past events, presentations seminars.


 

There IS a bear!

Our book Adventuring in Early Childhood Education is now being read by colleagues in other countries, and many useful and interesting questions are being asked:

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In this online presentation Robin will explore aspects of these questions, in live dialogue with Prof. Asami Asayama, University of Yamanashi, Japan. Robin will be illustrating the discussion with one of the narratives in the book ‘Adventuring in Early Childhood Education:

  • ’What do we mean by ‘adventuring’ – and for whom? Children? Adults?
  • AsamiWhy ‘adventuring’?
  • What is a ‘creative enabler’?
  • What does ‘taking charge’ look like?

This will be a FREE live presentation: You do need to register to view and contribute, so please do this now. There’ll  be a Q&A chatline-based session at the end to ask your questions.

On the day before the event, we will send you an email which includes a link. This link will take you to a page where we will be screening the presentation at 4pm on Tuesday 20 Sept. So all you need is access to your email, a pen, a notebook and a cuppa!

We’ll also send all registrants a recording after the event, just in case you can't make it live. But please do try to make it live. Speak to you then!

Date Tuesday 20th September 2016

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Dear colleague,
this is a warm invitation to join with us to participate in a West Midlands network of people inspired by the values and principles of inquiry based learning promoted by Sightlines Initiative. We are a national organisation promoting creative and reflective practice in early childhood education, referencing the work of the preschools and infant /toddler centres in Reggio Emilia in northern Italy.

Date Saturday 2nd July 2016
Location/Map Kenilworth Nursery School
Download info Sightlines Network W Mids Introductory 2nd July.pdf

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

4 pm Tuesday 21st June UK time

Join Robin LIVE as he introduces you to his thoughts and learnings from The Mouse House.

'The Mouse House' tracks the development of one of the many ideas that the children conceived during a 1998 Sightlines Initiative project.

Lots of theories and stories emerged through the inspiration the natural environment had on the Children's creative and curious minds. It is available here in our bookstore. 

This will be a FREE live presentation (our first one). AND there’ll be a Q&A session at the end to ask Robin your questions.

You do need to register to be part of the presentation, so please do this now. 

Then on the day before the event, we will send you an email which includes a link.  This link will take you to a page where we will be screening the presentation at 4pm on Tuesday 21 June.  So all you need is access to your email, a pen, a notebook and a cuppa!

We’ll also send all registrants a recording after the event, just in case you can't make it live. But please do try to make it live. Speak to you then!

Date Tuesday 21st June 2016

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

a pedagogy of enquiry

We know that young children are creative, strong, powerful learners; that children (and educators and parents) thrive in creative enabling environments; that early years and primary educators can be creative, critical and reflective.

However, it is not easy to turn beliefs, values and aspirations into practice. External pressures can push educators towards 'delivering' instruction rather than facilitating engaged learning; even when we encounter engaged learning, we often don't know where to start in building an appropriate pedagogy and feel disheartened.

Our Developing Environments of Enquiry framework and the related Learning to Learn in Nature context is designed for everybody who wants to resolve these dilemmas. These days are designed for educators, schools, centres, and lecturers who want to begin!

THE FIRST DAY will focus on essential principles and practice; THE SECOND DAY continues for those who also wish to build their pedagogy from deep experiences in the natural environment.

Date Saturday 11th June 2016
End Date Sunday 12th June 2016
Price £300
First Day Only £190
Location/Map University of Greenwich
Download info Introducing Developing Environments of Enquiry Learning in Nature - 2016.pdf

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

ReFocus London, as part of the Sightlines-Initiative Network, invites early educators, artists and others in developing a creative and reflective approach to early years’ education and inspired in their practice by the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. N.B: we have now reached room capacity - do please register though, and we will place you on  a waiting list and keep in touch with you.

ReFocus London: Open Meeting

5 pm start   6.30 pm  end

‘Keeping hold of our roots as we move forward’

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Date Thursday 9th June 2016
Location/Map Coin Street Community Nursery
Download info LondonReFocus meeting 9thJune2016.pdf

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Dear colleague,
this is a warm invitation to join with us to participate in a West Midlands network of people inspired by the values and principles of inquiry based learning promoted by Sightlines Initiative. We are a national organisation promoting creative and reflective practice in early childhood education, referencing the work of the preschools and infant /toddler centres in Reggio Emilia in northern Italy.

Date Saturday 21st May 2016
Location/Map Madeley, Telford
Download info Sightlines Network W Mids Introductory.pdf

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Loris Malaguzzi ArteThis day provides a unique opportunity to explore the ideas and practices of Malaguzzi and the schools of Reggio Emilia; and to think critically about the current condition and future directions for early childhood education in the UK - and what we want for our children and society. The day is organised and led by leading experts on Reggio Emilian pedagogy, from Italy, Sweden and the UK.

“There are rich children and poor children. We [in Reggio] say all children are rich, there are no poor children. All children whatever their culture, whatever their lives are rich, better equipped, more talented, stronger, and more intelligent than we can suppose.”

A day hosted by Sightlines Initiative and the Thomas Coram Research Unit, including Sightlines seminar with Gunilla Dahlberg

Date Saturday 14th May 2016
Price £195
Student Discount 50%
Member Discount 10%
Presenters Paola Cagliari◊ Gunilla Dahlberg◊ Mary Jane Drummond◊ Penny Lawrence◊ Peter Moss
Location/Map Institute of Education, London
Download info Malaguzzi in the UK - May 2016.pdf

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Reggio SW 2016 imageA one-week study visit to learn about and be inspired by the world-renowned educational approach of the preschools and infant-toddler centres of Reggio Emilia. This course will explore the key principles underpinning the Reggio approach to early childhood education. It will involve lectures, presentations, discussion groups, exhibitions, visits to preschools and infant-toddler centres.

Date Sunday 17th April 2016
End Date Friday 22nd April 2016
Price £1,440
Location/Map Reggio Emilia, Italy
Download info RSW16.doc

We are no longer accepting registration for this event