Strength-based Writing

Programme Introduction

The Strength-based Approach is a meaningful and real style of writing about children in a way that starts with what they can do. It starts with where the child is now, not with what is absent, and highlights where the child can go with additional support.

The ‘Strength Based Writing’ programme will support Educators to focus on professional writing techniques when compiling Learning Stories, Transition Reports or Snapshot Reviews.  Practical examples of strength-based writing in different formats are included.

The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion.

*PLEASE READ YOUR 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE' BEFORE STARTING YOUR PROGRAMME*

Programme Content

  • An overview of the approach outlining what it is, what it isn’t !
  • Underpinning Principles of the Strength-based Approach
  • Highlights how strength-based writing is connected to, and works in harmony with, other key pedagogical strategies.
  • How to frame positive strengths, suggestions for supporting learning and framing areas where there is challenge.
  • Allows the educator to see examples of how different learning scenarios are written.
  • PDF Additional Handout with sample assessment comments provided for download
Key Learning Outcomes

Component 1 - 'What is the strength-based approach'. The learning from this will include the principles that underpin the approach and why it is particularly suitable for early childhood education. Participants will also become familiar with a range of different child strengths and attributes. 

Component 2 - 'What do different strengths look like'? Educators will learn to recognise and identify a range of strengths and dispositions.

Component 3 - 'The Key Elements of Strength-based Writing'. The learning from this piece ensures that Educators have a range of ‘prompts’ for providing narrative commentary about children.

Component 4 - 'Practical examples of strength-based writing’. The learning from this piece will ensure that Educators have a sound understanding of each type of comment and what they are aiming to convey.

 

 

 

 

 

02 Hours

€20.00

Presentation with video/audio

Easy to follow components

Downloadable reference documents

Test multiple choice questions

Certificate of Completion

Notes for the course

You may also like

course-preview
Interactions and Relationships with the Under 3's
Quality can be defined as an 'environment of relationships' where the consistency of interactions and attachments are the first, middle and end point of early childhood learning and care’. The quality and stability of a child’s relationships in early childhood lay the foundation for intellectual, social, emotional, physical and moral development. 'Interactions and Relationships for the under 3’s' is a practical programme that puts the spotlight on the importance of engagement and interaction strategies with very young children. The programme includes 4 components that will support educators to understand how interactions and relationships underpin quality early childhood practice. The main component of the programme explores a variety of practical everday interaction strategies and techniques for the professional educator.  The programme contains 2 self reflective excercises to enable the educator to reflect on their own practice.  The Resource Document section contains useful handouts and information blogs.   

03 Hours

€25.00
course-preview
'Seeing Voices' Engaging Children's Participation Rights & Voice in Early Ed.
Participation is a deliberate process put into place to give children the opportunity to express their views, influence decision making and achieve change. Participation is underpinned by a child rights approach. The ‘Seeing Voices’ programme will give educators a sound framework from which to understand participation in the context of early childhood education and care.  A range of practical strategies and activities for engaging children and including them in decision making processes in the early childhood setting are included.  The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion.  

02 Hours

€25.00
course-preview
Loose Parts Play ... for babies, pre-school and school age children
Loose Parts are any open-ended materials that you can give to children that have no directions or instructions. With no prescribed method of play or end product, items can be used entirely at the discretion of the child. Loose parts play is a valuable contributor to an emergent curriculum approach. The 'Loose Parts Play' programme contains lots of practical and visual inspiration to make loose parts play a significant component of an emergent curriculum for the under 3’s, preschool and school age children.  The Resource Documents section contains printable handouts to support the programme content and a Certificate of Participation is saved to the educator profile on completion. IMPORTANT* Before you start - please read 'NOTES FOR THE COURSE'. This contains important information to help you navigate the site if you are undertaking a programme for the first time.   

02 Hours

€25.00