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‘It begins with how we see children’

Presenter: Kirsty Liljegren

Date: Saturday 8 June 2024

Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm


Category: Workshop

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Program Description

‘It begins with how we see children’ The reciprocity of beliefs and practice

The beliefs we uphold about children and childhood, and how they influence learning and well-being are not always fully realised. This workshop will open possibilities for participants to delve deeply into their view of the child and how this orients the decisions made daily.

Drawing on the thinking of Malaguzzi, who said, “…the aim of teaching is to provide conditions for learning” (Malaguzzi in Edwards et al., 1998, p. 82), we will explore the interconnection of beliefs we co-construct alongside the contexts we design for learning.

This pedagogical thinking is complex yet exhilarating work that can be transformational for practice and requires attention, thinking, and an attitude of research.

To explore these ideas, be ready for a session brimming with meaningful reflection, lively exchanges, active participation, and connection as a community of learners.

About the Presenter:

Kirsty Liljegren is a highly regarded education consultant in the early childhood and early primary sector, working both nationally and internationally.

Sharing her wisdom and experience as a teacher and leader in the sector over many years, stories from practice punctuate her sessions. Kirsty draws on her insatiable curiosity about learning with and for children and adults in her welcoming and relatable style.

Through her attitude and disposition of being a researcher, Kirsty believes that we can authentically make a difference in the lives of children and families as we optimise the conditions for children to learn and flourish as part of a community of learners.

Kirsty’s approach to her work builds from a commitment to the right of educators to be intellectually and emotionally engaged in what they do as part of this profession.

As a long-standing committee member of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange, Kirsty proudly volunteers to support the vital work of this not-for-profit organisation to reimagine how education can be.