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Planning with and for Children

A practical guide to inquiry-based learning through Floorbooks

Be introduced to the world of inquiry-based learning in early childhood with Planning with and for Children.  

Written by Dr Claire Warden, the resource uses Floorbooks as examples of inquiry-based learning. It incorporates the features and pedagogical thinking behind the use of Floorbooks. The adult role as it relates to Talking Tubs, 3D mind mapping and questioning is also explained.  

Designed to encourage projects and problem-based learning, this book gives early childhood education providers a fresh look at planning and documentation. The aim is to bring joy back into planning through a child-centred approach. 

To get more insights from Dr. Claire Warden, check out her blogs on planning and Floorbooks.

Ages: 3-6 | Pages: 100 | Code: TS0312 | ISBN: 9781925145434

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Claire Warden

Claire Warden is an educational consultant who has developed her approach to nature pedagogy and experiential learning through a variety of experiences. Her experiences have taken her on a pathway that includes working in a variety of types of centre, advisory work, and lecturing in further education.

Contents

Introduction4
Section 1. Pedagogical thinking behind Floorbooks6
History of Floorbooks7
Creating the environment9
Concept-led and inquiry-based play and learning12
Research behind the Floorbook Approach20
Slow learning through Floorbooks23
Inclusive practice34
Thinking about practice37
Section 2. Features39
Philosophy39
The starting point41
Authorship and agency41
Tracking flow and progression44
Noticing45
Digital documentation47
Representation49
Community of the child, parents and educator52
Sharing the process of playful inquiries54
Reflect – looking in, out, forward and back55
Possible lines of development (PLODs)56
Demonstrating action and response58
The learning journey – tracking learning inside, outside and beyond59
Accountability for breadth and balance59
Section 3. Key strategies63
Talking Tubs63
3D mind mapping70
Questioning72
Section 4. Breadth, balance and accountability75
Principles that underpin curricula75
The planning cycle85
Conclusion94
References and further reading95
Glossary99