Archive for March, 2017

Mirror, Mirror – Developing our Reflective Activity

Mirror, Mirror – Developing our Reflective Activity

March 22, 2017

Most of us are familiar with the famous quote from ‘Snow White’ where the evil queen studies her reflection and ask the mirror: ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all’. An example of reflective activity perhaps!

Reflective practise dates back to BC – Confucious (551-479 BC) who suggested there are three methods we learn wisdom:

  1. Reflection
  2. Imitation
  3. Experience

Reflective practise is routed in theory since 18th century. Read More

Why the way that pre-school children learn really matters

March 9, 2017

With more and more emphasis on maths and reading tests, we are forgetting the things that are really important in raising humans.

It’s not just what pre-school children learn, but how they learn.  Kids get more out of playing when teachers guide or ‘scaffold’ imaginative activities, enriching story lines or adding math concepts. Read More

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