On Wednesday 9 October, Early Years Foundation Degree students displayed different educational learning approaches used by early years professionals.
Students studying for the Kingston University Foundation Degree at RuTC are also part of the Early Years workforce, working in a range of settings that include pre-schools, day nurseries, primary schools and children's centres. The exhibition supported their wider knowledge and understanding of different historical and international perspectives and how these teaching and learning approaches have had an impact on the practice within their settings.
Among the exhibition visitors were other early years professionals as well as RuTC Early Years Level 3 students. Different stands showed the work of pioneers who have had a great impact on early years practice. Students highlighted pioneers including Froebel, the Scandinavian Approach and Margaret McMillan through posters, leaflets and interactive displays.
Frankie Piris, Early Years Course Coordinator at RuTC, said, "The students were fully committed to ensure the exhibition captured everyone's senses as soon as you walked through the door, including music, visual displays to explore and tastes from around the world. There was a real buzz of excitement from the degree students who had completed a lot of research and planning to make this event come to life, and they thoroughly enjoyed engaging in discussions about early years education with other professionals and students and discussing how their chosen pioneers influenced pedagogy and learning today."