Loose Parts and Reflective Practice
Loose parts are materials that can be transported, combined, and transformed(Nicholson, 1971). The possibilities inherent in loose parts are endless when educators think deeply about what is being offered to
Loose parts are materials that can be transported, combined, and transformed(Nicholson, 1971). The possibilities inherent in loose parts are endless when educators think deeply about what is being offered to children. What are the properties of the materials? Knowing whether loose parts roll, spin, bounce, or stack is only possible when we play ourselves! This webinar will be your invitation to play and learn from loose parts. Come prepared with a sampling of materials that you can collect from home or work. The intention is that we will demonstrate what we want children to be in their explorations with loose parts: creators not consumers! If you respond to this invitation, it will become a loose parts provocation and an opportunity for reflective inquiry. Participants will be expected to engage in the chat room and share their experiences, prior knowledge, and current thinking about loose parts. We will learn from each other and from the many resources provided during the session.
Facilitator: Dr. Diane Kashin
Deadline to register: February 18, 2022
This workshop will be facilitated online via Zoom
- PC (Desktop or laptop)
- Access to email (we’ll send you a link to the session)
Registered participants will receive detailed instructions and be invited to a practice session to test your technology prior to the first session.
It is the participants’ responsibility to make sure their equipment, including headphones, will work with the session. As per our policy, refunds will not be issued less than two weeks before the workshop.
- Credit card or VISA Debit payment over the phone. (Staff from Kingstec Student Services will contact you.)
- Prepayment via eBill payment through your electronic banking. Student ID# required. Contact us to confirm your NSCC student ID.
- Cheque mailed to — Student Accounts – NSCC, Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher Street, Kentville, NS, B4N 0A6
- Not permitted: cash or walk-in payments.
*please keep our workshop guidelines in mind*
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm