Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog
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Máire Corbett

What is creativity anyway?

Discussions about Early Years pedagogy and curriculum often mention creativity. It is seen as a key aspect to supporting the learning and development of young children and encourage curiosity and interest in the STEAM ) areas. But what creativity actually is can be very subjective. Encouraging creativity, especially at this time of year, can been seen as anything from colouring in sleighs, or rows of identical toilet roll Santas to creations of children’s own making and choice bursting with colour and individuality.

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Dairíona Ní Mhuirí

Children using tools

In Scéalta this week, Early Childhood Ireland member Dairíona Ní Mhuirí outlines how children use real tools in her setting in Co Wexford. She tells us how participation in the Nature Pedagogy programme with Early Childhood Ireland reignited her passion for outdoor play and learning.

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Sharon Skehill

The Role of the Educator in the proposed Updated Aistear

In our Scéalta blog post this week, Dr Sharon Skehill, from the Early Childhood and Primary team at NCCA discusses the role of the educator in the proposed Updated Aistear. She reminds us that the current consultation is ending on Tuesday, November 14 and encourages educators to submit their comments and feedback soon.

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Sarah O'Leary

Our pedagogical documentation journey

In our Scéalta blog this week, educator Sarah O’Leary, from Cheeky Cherubs in Cork, takes us through how their approach to and understanding of pedagogical documentation has evolved in her setting Cheeky Cherubs over the years. She says, ‘It has enhanced our practice, our professionalism, and our relationships, which in turn has enhanced the quality of our provision’.

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