An Encounter with Light: Exploring the possibilities and provocations

Presenter: Ruth Wallbridge

Date: Monday 9 November 2020

Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm (AEDT)


Category: Event

All webinars will be recorded and made available to participants the day after the webinar for a period of 48 hours.

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Light and certain light phenomena are central protagonists and highlight the extent to which expressiveness and beauty can accompany an understanding of scientific thinking. Science is almost always missing from educational work with small children or taught in ways that are mostly to do with facts the teacher wants children to learn. It is a challenge to be by children’s sides with an approach to reality and its phenomena that gives meaning and strength to scientific thinking. (Vecchi, 2010, p.177).

This webinar will explore the possibilities that light provides as an expressive tool. It will look at the science of light; what is it and how it behaves and then we will discover how this knowledge can support our work with children by unpacking a project done with 5 year old children in a community kindergarten. Finally, we will look at some low cost/free resources that can be used with children as they encounter this expressive language.

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