He currently works two days a week directly with children in Early Years settings.
His practice is influenced by the approach of the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia.
This course is designed to develop understanding of what creativity means and explore ways in which we can best encourage creativity.
Pete’s role as Artist Educator is focused on encouraging the children’s creativity and supporting staff.
His practice encourages children to construct their own learning following their own interests.
I believe in the narrowing the gap agenda– giving children as equal opportunity in life as possible.
It is clear creativity skills have an impact on learning power and outcome/ achievement/ self-actualisation.
It will start by defining creativity and critical thinking and then looking at the different aspects of children’s thinking that contribute to the process of developing ideas.
Pete will emphasise the importance of creativity as a fundamental skill that not only impacts on all areas of learning but also impacts on young children’s long term outcomes to become resourceful and resilient adults.