Why focus on children's agency?

You'll leave this workshop inspired to focus on promoting children's agency, with strategies on how to fill their Mastery/Power and Freedom Cups ©. We explore approaches and practices to provide for children's recognition, competence and control; and for Freedom Cup filling by providing for choice, autonomy and agency.

You will engage in practical experiences to:

  • understand why 'agency' is important for children and their learning
  • use theoretical and hands-on approaches to reflect on and improve your child-focused pedagogy
  • know drawbacks to using control, praise and rewards systems
  • shift your practice to using real choices and affirming effort and qualities

*** First Door Early Childhood is a licenced Phoenix Cups affiliate. The Phoenix Cups framework is used in some parts of our workshops as a model for understanding behaviour relating to basic human life needs.

Workshop facilitator: Andrea Isitt

Professional Learning Details

Professional Learning Date 08-06-2020 9:00am
Professional Learning End Date 08-06-2020 2:00pm
Capacity 24
Available place 16
Individual Price $145.00
North Lakes Hotel Conference & Function Centre
22 Lakefield Drive North Lakes, QLD 4509 Australia
North Lakes Hotel Conference & Function Centre
$145.00 16

“You really cannot describe the passion and love that the trainers at First Door have. The well-constructed workshops provide students with specific up-to-date skills, knowledge and inspiration necessary for successful practice and employment in the child care industry." 

Behaviour Rethink eLearning course endorsement

I wanted to share my excitement about the unique opportunity provided by your Behavior Rethink eLearning course. While this immersive program empowers educators to offer their best, aligned with The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, the multi-faceted ways in which First Door offers this learning will clearly enable each child to flourish—as well as every educator.

The ways in which pedagogy and practice are woven throughout these exceptionally thoughtful videos, visuals and reproducibles enables educators and their teams to weave best practices into every moment of respectful relationship with the children in their care and with each other.

I am grateful to have experienced this inspiring course and would highly recommend it to all educational professionals across Australia, in every country, and in the U.S., in every state."
| Shelley A. Stravitz, Ed.D, Educational Leadership for Change