Claire Warden: Participatory Planning – Focus on the Floorbooks Approach

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What is the Floorbooks Approach?

The Floorbooks Approach is designed to create a balance between adult intentionality and child autonomy. The planning cycle should take account of both facets of our role in education to make sure that children are engaged in learning and develop the dispositions for lifelong learning. Floorbooks allow educators to consult deeply with children during the planning and documentation process. The approach encourages higher order thinking skills and helps children influence their learning.

This module is designed to introduce a form of participatory planning called the Floorbooks Approach by Mindstretchers and Claire Warden.

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This package contains the modules Introduction to the Floorbooks Approach and Moving forward with Floorbooks Approach for those who wish to focus on the Floorbooks Approach.

Learning outcomes

After completing this package, you will understand how the Floorbooks Approach is a way to support:
• Gain an understanding of a new, collaborative form of documentation and how to create a balance between adult intentionality and child autonomy
• Support children to become engaged and active in their own learning
• The planning process as a holistic approach to children’s learning and development.

Completing Participatory Planning – The Floorbooks Approach (Focus on the Floorbooks Approach) will contribute 2 hours of  PD addressing 3 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


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Course Duration

2hrs – 1hr per module