Invitations for Learning: Space, Objects and Materials

Date Feb 12, 2022 | Time 9:30am - 11:30am

Setting up meaningful invitations, that are both aesthetically pleasing and rich in sensorial potential, have the capacity to facilitate natural curiosity, critical thinking and learning processes. Through daily proposals of engaging and relevant materials, children can expand on the learning capacities as well as deepen their understanding of the world around them. Driven by exploration and inquiry, these sessions will guide the participants as to how to view the materials at hand, what are the different ways of inviting children through the use of materials, and how to extend on the given responses and possibilities.

Objectives:

  • Understand the materials as ‘tools for thinking’.
  • Introduce the guiding principles of aesthetics and what to keep in mind when choosing and setting up the materials.
  • Explore how to create a fluid arrangement of materials that will not only effectively engage children but also deepen their understanding of the materials at hand and the learning concepts.
  • Discuss how to extend on the proposed invitations with the focus on ‘shifting’ rather than changing materials.

Presenter: Ana Vojnovic works as an educator (UBC Child Care), artist design researcher and a lecturer. Her pedagogical and creative practices are an integrated interdisciplinary response to basic questions of how built/designed environments affect and condition human perception, communication, learning, and socialization.

Location: Online

Cost: CCRR Member $10.00, Non-Member $15.00

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