Creating Intentional Learning Environments for Curiosity, Connection, Identity, and Belonging

EDUC 734

Feeling kind of stuck, hemmed in, and restricted by spaces  where you teach? Come learn about new possibilities for the places and spaces you and the young children in your care work and live in together every day.


What you can learn.

  • Learn the development of identity, relationships, and community
  • Discover how to support young learners to make meaning of their experiences
  • Examine symbolic representations of literacy and numeracy
  • Identify learning dispositions, such as flexibility, perspective taking, and problem solving

About this course:

We all know that there is a big range of environments in which ECE programs operate, many of them in spaces not originally designed for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. This course focuses on intentionally creating settings to interact with children and each other towards having successful connections with young learners. You will learn to re-frame the environment as a “third teacher” and practice creating spaces for children to successfully engage with each other and with the experiences, materials, and investigations we prepare so carefully for them.

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