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Network Event


London ReFocus Open Meeting

Continuing our theme ‘Curious Adults, Curious Children’, This open meeting will give a further chance to hear different perspectives on democracy in early childhood education, both in theory and practice focusing on:

  • What is democracy?
  • How can democracy manifest itself in early childhood education?

Diana will share theory and research by using the voices and different perspectives of educators on the necessary conditions for democratic practices in the early years.

Cath with Nisha will share Rowland Hill’s project: ‘Framing the learning: a democratic exploration using photography and film with young children and their families ’.

As Carlina Rinaldi states in ‘In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia’
“…we must not forget how closely the school is related to the society in which it is situated’. ‘There is the recurring question of whether the school is limited to transmitting culture or can be (aspire to) a place where culture is constructed and democracy is lived”.

Date Thursday 20th June 2019
Price £10
Presenters Cath Rive (artist) with Nisha Lingam (Headteacher of Rowland Hill Nursery School) and Diana Sousa (UCL Institute of Education).
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How to get to the meeting
Recommended journey: Wood Green Underground (Piccadilly Line) and bus W3 to White Hart Lane (bus stop Rowland Hill Avenue).

Early booking recommended as places are limited.

Times Arrive 4:30pm for 4.45pm start, with tour of the nursery from 6.15pm approx.
Location/Map Tottenham, London

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This network meeting is for Sightlines members involved in the London ReFocus ‘Visual Metaphor’ project. This project focuses on noticing children’s thinking processes and deepening children’s learning through collaborative reflection and enquiry.

Places are free for Sightlines members, and are open to those who attended the London ReFocus project launch on 23rdJanuary 2020 (you will have a password from the steering group.)

Room 790, UCL Institute of Education

For further information, contact:

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Date Thursday 5th March 2020
Available places 18
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Times 4.30 - 6
Location/Map Institute of Education, London

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