Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog
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Mixed Age Groupings – Pedagogical Approaches!

In this week’s Scéalta Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Ireland, returns to the concept of mixed age groupings of children in early learning and care. Five years ago, Kathleen wrote the first Scéalta blog on developing curriculum for children in mixed age groups. Now as the fifth anniversary of Scéalta approaches at the end of this month, mixed age groupings are in focus again. Kathleen highlights some strategies educators can use to foster and support children in mixed age groups.

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Playing with Trophies

My daughter’s little Goddaughter was at my house one-day last week for a few hours after preschool. She is nearly four years old. She discovered that one of the doors of the press under the stairs didn’t open, even though there is a knob on it. This puzzled her, so, she checked out the other

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Deepak Purohit

Enabling Children’s Participation

Children need to be given opportunities to be involved and make choices in matters that affect them. In this week’s Scéalta blog post, Cathy Steenson outlines how children participate and why in matters in her setting.

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Máire

My experience at Maynooth University

While the CAO registration deadline has passed the change of mind option is still in operation. This post from Carmel Haughton, a recent graduate of the BA Early Childhood -Teaching and Learning, operated by Maynooth University in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland outlines her experience of completing this innovative and experiential degree.

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Deepak Purohit

Subject Knowledge – Yes Please!

We talk a lot in Early Childhood Education, about grabbing those ‘teachable moments’, about ‘spontaneous learning’, ‘child-led learning’ and about extending children’s knowledge. We refer often to higher-order questioning and probing and eliciting feedback in order to delve deeper into childrens’ understanding and thinking. We emphasise the key role that observation plays in relation to

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My LINC Journey

When I got accepted on the LINC Programme there was a mix of emotions. On one hand, I was so excited to be one of the fortunate applicants to be accepted on the course but at the same time the blended online learning was not something I had previously engaged with and I was nervous

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