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									Doing the Right Thing
A one day early childhood education conference
exploring the development of reflective pedagogy and the role of the educator supporting children as natural and inquisitive learners in the outdoor environment. Date: Friday 23 October 2009 Venue: Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne Time: 9.30 – 4pm Cost: ReFocus members £125 Non ReFocus members £140

Special offer: Book 2 places and get 2nd half price.
Presenters: Helen Moylett (Senior Director Early Years National Strategies.) Dorothy Gregory (Former Headteacher, Walkergate Early Years Centre) Pete McGuigan (Learning Director, CapeUK & Creative Partnerships West Yorkshire) Robin Duckett (Director Sightlines Initiative). Presenters will address the following question: As early years educators, we all want to ‘do the right thing’. We recognise the need for a creative and reflective approach to teaching children. But what does this mean in practice? This day will explore the lessons of an action-research project by educators and artists of Walkergate Early Years Centre, Newcastle, with Sightlines, into the creative responses of children within natural outdoor environments, and the effects this has had on thinking and practice. The aim was to support the children in exploring and enquiring, to harness their natural curiosity, their creativity and imagination, to foster their learning about the world and about themselves. The conference is designed to respond to the growing interest in the UK for developing reflective early years pedagogy both in and outdoors. We will highlight the natural richness of the outdoor environment, and demonstrate how adults can support children’s innate curiosity to explore in nature, and how the natural environment supports the wellbeing and learning of children and adults alike. The conference will include key note presentations by Helen Moylett (Senior Director Early Years National Strategies.), Dorothy Gregory (Former Headteacher, Walkergate Early Years Centre), Pete McGuigan (Learning Director, CapeUK & Creative Partnerships West Yorkshire), and Robin Duckett (Director Sightlines Initiative). viewing of the DVD, and topic dialogue group. Participants: We welcome applications from all early years’ professionals including: head teachers, teachers, advisers, CPD providers, classroom assistants, artists, architects, children centre managers, lecturers, consultants etc. We encourage people to attend in ‘working partnerships’, in order to maximise the long-term potential for development. Travel: Located within easy reach of Newcastle train station and Newcastle International Airport (7 miles). Nearest local metro station: Haymarket. Accommodation:

Please contact Sightlines for further information for accommodation suggestions. Participants are responsible for their own bookings.

Please note: All applications forms must be filled in on an individual basis and we cannot take block bookings: each application will be considered individually.

Doing the Right Thing
Application form
Step 1: Fill in application form. Step 2: Email copy of application to Step 3: Print, sign, date and send form to Margaret Harding. (Please note we require a signed copy of the form before we can process your application) Please type in all required fields marked by an *, and save a copy on your computer.

Personal Information
Title* Forename* Surname* Job Title* Adviser Other

Contact Details
Address * City / Town* County* Country* Postcode* Please type and then confirm your email address carefully as it will be used for correspondence. Email* Confirm Email* Telephone* Fax

Doing the Right Thing Application form

Invoice Details
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Professional Development Initiatives
Have you previously attended professional development initiatives organised by Sightlines Initiative or that have the Reggio preschools as a key focus? If so please outline below.

How did you hear about this conference?

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Please state if you have any special dietary requirements

Procedures and Terms
     Your application will be processed when we receive your signed form. st Closing date for signed application forms is 31 september 2009. Late applicants should contact Sightlines Initiative directly to enquire of places. th Cancellations made between 4 September st th 2009 and 21 25 September 2009 and will be subject to 15% of the fee. th Cancellations made on/after 25 September 2009 will be subject to 60% of the fee. th Cancellations made after 9 October 2009 will be subject to 100% of the fee. All conference fees are payable three weeks from invoice date and by 14th September 2009 at the latest. Late payments received without prior agreement after this date will incur a 5% administration charge.

Places on the conference are limited and we are unable to process your application until we receive your signed form Please print and sign a copy of your completed application form and send to:


Margaret Harding Sightlines Initiative 20 Great North Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PS Please also email a copy of this form to
After we receive your signed application form, you will receive an email within one week confirming your application.

……………………………………………………………… Regards, Emma Pace/Margaret Harding (event organisers)

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