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First hand experience: what matters to children


The What Matters to Children team principles

The principles which underpin the work of the What Matters to Children team are the basis of effective learning and teaching and include

  • first hand experience as a necessary and significant element of childhood
  • children as powerful learners who learn from each other and learn together
  • children as active learners: people who think and feel for themselves and who use their hands, eyes, ears and their whole bodies to explore the world and everything and everyone in it
  • intellectual engagement and emotional involvement: what matters to children
  • adult involvement in learning: what educators can do to provide, organise and value what learners do
  • educators as powerful learners who learn from each other and learn together
  • educators who think for themselves, making choices that will ensure worthwhile learning, learning that matters to children
  • children and educators working together to build a harmonious learning community.

The team includes:

Jacqui Cousins, Denise Casanova, Mary Jane Drummond, Andrea Durrant, Emma Hertzberg, Jennie Lindon, Cathy Myer, Marjorie Ouvry, Sue Pearson, Diane Rich, Jane Turner.

Rich Learning Opportunities and the What Matters to Children

The team is developing a series of What Matters to Children publications based on these principles. They are also explored at conferences and further professional development programmes designed and delivered by the team.

 
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      What matters to children
      The publication
      The authors
      What Matters to Children
         team
      Trialing the book
      What did trialists say?
      Conferences
      2008 conference - Snape
      'What Matters to Children'
      2010 Conference - WMtC
      'Making a difference'
      To host a conference
      Conference at Eden
         Project 2006
      Order book
      National book reviews
      Origins of the book
      Press releases
      Team principles
      Book dedication
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