The rich world of children's working theories.

Archard, Simon and Peters, Sally (2020) The rich world of children's working theories. Cancelled Conference Conversations: A virtual symposium series. Thinking about funds of knowledge, Virtual on Zoom, 18th August 2020.. (Unpublished)

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Working theories, and disposition are key learning outcomes of New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki (Ministry of Education, 2017). In Te Whāriki working theories are described as “the evolving ideas and understandings that children develop as they use their existing knowledge to try to make sense of new experiences” (Ministry of Education, p.23). A number of projects have explored what this means in practice and the pedagogical approaches that help to explore, support and stretch children’s thinking. This presentation revisits the working theory lens to consider the surprising depth of young children’s ideas and ways to recognise and enhance creative and critical thinking.

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Keywords that describe the item:working theories, early childhood
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Schools > School of Education
ID Code:7479
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Deposited On:22 Oct 2020 20:25
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