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The wonder within the curriculum

I wonder what you think of when you hear the phrase ‘life skills’? My understanding of life skills, as a subject that forms part of the South African school curriculum, has been based on explanations people have shared of it helping children to form their identity, sense of worth, or to understand their emotions, and […]

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2D or not 2D?

I may have a whole host of certificates to prove that I’ve studied Art and Design on paper – at GCSE, Foundation, and Degree level – but I don’t recall ever really considering what art and / or design have in common or in what ways they differ, until recently that is… My curiosity was […]

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In search of life-giving spaces

When you picture a life-giving space what do you imagine? Take a few minutes to reflect, and maybe jot down some of your thoughts. In pondering on this question I (Rachel) have been taking some time to identify moments in the past week when I have felt part of a life-giving space; places where I […]

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Making Learning Visible

Documentation Documentation is a key feature of the Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching and learning; a pedagogy we had the opportunity to experience first hand last year, in Italy and beyond.Documentation is a way of making children’s learning visible; it often includes notes of the children’s actions, conversations, and comments – usually made by adults, […]

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