Professional Learning for International Educators

Alistair Bryce Clegg

November 7th, 2017 by admin

After teaching in a number of schools in the United Kingdom, Alistair became Headteacher of three-form entry Infant school and Early Years Unit in Cheshire where he spent 10 happy years.

Towards the end of this time, he established a consultancy career specializing in the education of children in the Early Years and left Headship in 2009 to set up ABC Does.

Most of Alistair’s time is spent working with practitioners in individual settings or as part of larger projects with various Local Authorities in the UK. He also runs conferences and delivers keynotes both nationally and internationally.

He has written for various magazines and other publications and working with Bloomsbury have published over 20 books.

Alistair is passionate about inspiring children to reach their potential and equipping practitioners with the skills and enthusiasm to achieve this.

DR. JO FAHEY

Dr. Jo Fahey has over thirty years experience as a teacher, researcher, curriculum writer and workshop leader in Australia, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. For many years Jo has alternated between teaching in schools and kindergartens, working in the university sector and leading professional learning for educators K to 7.

While teaching in international schools in the 90’s, Jo became a curriculum developer for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, with special emphasis on the early years.  On returning to Australia she conducted extensive research in schools, leading to a doctoral dissertation. This, in turn, led to the publication of a book, “Ways to Learn Through Inquiry: Guiding Children to Deeper Understanding”, published in 2012 by the International Baccalaureate.

With her passion for teaching and learning, Jo has always maintained a strong presence in classrooms.  By returning to teaching at frequent intervals, Jo understands the day-to-day joys and challenges that educators encounter. Jo is a strong advocate for children, especially when it comes to providing time and inviting spaces for play. She believes that children are capable and competent and have a great need for expression.

Jo lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband, Kelvin, and their two sons.

MARTIN PACE

Martin has attended ten study tours of the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia since 2003 and is part-way through an MA in Early Childhood Studies. He is jointly responsible for overseeing pedagogy at Reflections.

 

Martin is the author of, I Love Forest School: Transforming early years practice through woodland experiences, published by Bloomsbury in 2014. He is a regular conference speaker on topics including: Reflections’ project work; drawing inspiration from the Reggio Approach; Forest School & risk in children’s play; and children’s creativity.

Since 2011, Reflections has offered two Professional Development Days each year for early years and primary educators which have been attended by over 3000 delegates from 16 countries.

Reflections publishes works by educators and children at the nursery, with titles including: Crocodiles; Light Everywhere; 3D Work; The Fire Monster- A story for children by children; Storying; The Revolutionary Baby; Homely; From Bacteria to Galaxies; The Line Creature and From Space to Space.

 

 

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