“…we oppose any prophetic pedagogy which knows everything before it happens, which teaches children that every day is the same, that there are no surprises, and teaches adults that all they have to do is repeat that which they were not able to learn.”
At Nurture Early Learning Centres we believe that children and teachers work best when in collaboration together, co-constructing and investigating ideas and interests in depth, through project based learning.
Children will learn the joy of discovery and enquiry in a reciprocal exchange with the teachers.
These projects may include the whole group or a small group of children. The lengths of projects can vary from a day to a few months depending on the group. During this time, children will develop and extend skills in many “languages” such as: language and story telling, meetings and discussions, visual arts and sculpture, mathematics and science, movement and dance, wonder and joy and imagination and fantasy.
In Reggio Emilia, Italy the role of a pedagogista (educational leader) is to support and collaborate with teachers in their daily work with children, their families, and community. The pedagogista does this by working closely with teachers to observe, document, analyse and interpret the rights and needs of each child and family and then use this knowledge to plan and project responsive learning experiences with children.
At our Nurture Early Learning Centres we believe it is very important to have a pedagogista mentoring and supporting our teachers in all aspects of their teaching role. Our pedagogista also assists educators in their professional development, and guides best practise in teaching and learning.