Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm (Registration at 9am)
Gain unique and valuable insights of two internationally-recognised experts at this exclusive session! Learn more on the different early childhood methodologies, the latest research into early childhood education and the effects of musical and literacy-based activities on the social, emotional, intellectual and cognitive development of young children.
The Evolution of Education – Comparing 5 Early Childhood Methodologies
By Mr Brian Caswell, internationally acclaimed author of more than 300 books
Examine the history and evolution of early childhood education for the past 2 centuries and explore the key differences between the 4 methodologies of Frobel, Montessori, Waldorf-Steiner and Reggio Emilio methods. Find out more about the new approach to early childhood education that will prepare our children to meet the challenging needs of the future.
Music and Music Integration: A New Paradigm for Music Education in the Early Years
By Professor Larry Scripp, conductor-composer-arranger, educator, cognitive psychologist of music
Does playing Mozart to infants create geniuses? What does research say – or doesn’t say – about how children develop musical literacy? Get the answers to these questions, and learn how cutting-edge research on music can be turned into a practical and engaging approach that opens up learning in areas beyond music itself.