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 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.
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.