Thursday 22 October 2020

Capture, Interpret and Respond: Using Reflective Practices within the IEYC

Early Years IEYC Documents Teachers Resources

Fieldwork Education is delighted to announce the release of a brand-new curriculum document, Capture, Interpret and Respond: Using Reflective Practices within the IEYC. We believe that our helpful new document will become a valuable resource within the IEYC curriculum materials that will inform practice, provision, and in-school professional learning. 

Following the initial release of this document, we are thrilled to be publishing 6 supporting webinars. We have filmed 3 pre-recorded webinars in an IEYC setting with Jan Dubiel, internationally recognised specialist in early years, explaining the concepts and key points in more detail. Shortly after each webinar is shared globally with our members, we will be hosting a Q&A webinar to interact, discuss and hear from our international early years’ community.

There is one point that we want to highlight. On page 26, the document identifies ways in which IEYC practitioners/teachers can respond through the Emotional, Social and Physical learning environment. The order of these is intentional to highlight the importance of Emotional and Social development within the current global situation. It has been a challenging year for both children and schools, and we felt that Emotional and Social learning and development needed to be emphasised. With so much uncertainty around the world, IEYC classrooms/virtual classrooms need to remain the safe, secure, and responsive places where each child can flourish.

We reached out to a few of our members to see what they thought of the latest IEYC document:

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‘This all-embracing document provides a broad and balanced overview of the what, how and why of assessment and in my view powerfully responds to those who might question the need for assessment in the early years.’ Jackie O’Farrell, IEYC Leader at Marymount International School, Italy

‘We think it will be an extremely valuable resource for our school and will form the basis of future professional development sessions and inform future best practice.’ Anthony Crewdson, Deputy Head Teacher at Greengates School, Mexico

‘I found it refreshing and realistic. The explanations of what information we want to capture, the why and the how are excellent.’  Katy Freeman, IEYC Leader at Seoul Foreign School, South Korea

Lastly, this process has made us consider Reflective Practices in great depth. We are now considering the six Reflective Practices questions and wondered if any member school had developed their own questions to support and reflect early learning across the entire Process of Learning. If you have developed your own, please contact us at IEYC@fieldworkeducation.com to discuss this further. We will be looking at this in more depth as we progress into 2021 and the revision of the Core Documents. 

If you are an IEYC member you can download the the document from Myfieldwork here

Find out more about the International Early Years Curriculum