This workshop explores the role of the educator in creating conditions under which agency, alongside play, shape not just powerful learning, but equally powerful learners. Ideas discussed will extend beyond the role of the educator as a co-researcher, examining the impact of documentation and learning spaces to transform learning as we know it. We will consider the role of the educator to shape self-regulated learners, helping students to take responsibility, ownership and ‘mastery’ for and of their learning.
The workshop will engaged participants in collaborative conversations about ‘agency’ in the early years. We will view a series of videos of students ‘at play’, to reveal the thinking and theories of our young learners. What does it really mean to be the co-creators of learning opportunities and what could this look like, how should we respond?