Elizabeth Jarman: Communication Friendly Spaces

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Date(s) - 07/06/2017
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Drayton Park School


Elizabeth Jarman: Communication Friendly Spaces @ Futurezone EYFS Network
Wednesday 7th June 4-5.30pm
Drayton Park School, Arvon Road, N5 1PJ.
The session:
A challenging overview of The Communication Friendly Spaces™ Approach, to develop learning environments further and make sure all settings arereally supporting children’s speaking and listening skills, physical development and emotional well-being. Input would illustrate the theory with lots of relevant imagery, case studies, videos and examples of impact, to demonstrate how the principles underpinning the approach have been used in practice. Using a case study approach, key strands of my research would be highlighted, for example:
+ Using the environment to support smooth transitions and emotionally secure places
+ Maximising the use of space- developmentally appropriate spaces
+ Storage and resource management- resources and materials ‘worth investigating’
+ The impact of noise
+ Informed use of colour
+ The effects of light
“We need to challenge some of the historical stereotypes about the way that environments have traditionally and without question been set up for young children, taking account of what we know today about brain development, language acquisition, attachment theory and well-being.” Elizabeth Jarman.

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