PEDAGOGY

What does Pedagogy
really mean?

Pedagogy is an encompassing term that speaks to what an educator/facilitator/parent/caregiver does to influence learning. It is a transition of theory into realistic/tangible practices, which are adaptable to fit the child – taking a bit of everything and blending approaches.

Our Place has been engaged in exploring and deepening understanding of pedagogy in child and family program settings. The work of this initiative focuses on the specific pedagogy encompassed in "How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years", putting theory to practice in varied and real life settings, and building pedagogical leadership in Waterloo Region.

Pedagogy at Home

Further recognize the importance and impact of parental understanding of how their children learn best by ensuring opportunities and invitations for the whole family to deepen understanding of pedagogy and of their role in supporting a child's early learning and transition to school through employing pedagogy in the home.

PEDAGOGY POSTCARDS

Quality
Report

What Does
Pedagogy Mean?

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Understanding
& Connecting

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Supporting Your
Child's Learning

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Opportunities for
Reflective Practice

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Self-Regulation
and Well-being

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Pedagogy
Resources

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How Does Learning Happen Report

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Making Intent Visible Worksheet

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Pedagogy in the Community

Champion pedagogical leadership within universal child and family programs across the Region of Waterloo, to be a catalyst and positive influence in the development of a common approach to early learning in child and family centres/programs. 

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Conestoga College Initiative

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Quality
Report

Pedagogy at School

Explore integration of the foundations in the newly released Ministry of Education Kindergarten Curriculum building on the How Does Learning Happen pedagogy, into our early learning programs, further aligning our approach to expectations of the child in school.

Understanding
Kindergarten in Ontario

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Transition to Kindergarten
Handouts

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Reflection
HDLH/FDK
Worksheets (Tool)

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