Geoff Fugle

Open Spaces Preschool, Whangarei, NZ - ECE Teacher

Workshop title: "Teacher's Teaching in the Wild Woods."

At Open Spaces we made a conscious decision to move our teacher practice from the role of observer to adopting a socio-constructivist approach to teaching with modelling and guided participation being key strategies. Now we balance opportunities for free-exploration with intentional teaching. We have worked to create a teacher practice guide that is built upon place-based education and the work of Ann Pelo and ecological identity. This workshop offers you the opportunity to see how we engage with children in ways that maximinise the learning potential of our natural world.

Personal Bios - Geoff is a lead educator at Open Spaces Preschool with a 'previous life' spent in construction, landscaping and design.

Geoff Fugle