Outcome: Children are confident and involved Learners
• Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination, reflexivity.
Curiosity, confidence, creativity, enthusiasm, persistence
• Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimenting, researching.
Experimenting – marbling, patterns, shapes, colours, textures
If they did more – they could begin to problem solve different colours, patterns, shapes, textures
• Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
• Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and materials.
Experimenting with new materials and learning how the papermaking equipment works
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
Benefits of Papermaking/Marbling
Outcome: Children have a Strong Sense of Wellbeing
• Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
Taking in turns
They become more aware of their bodies as they complete each part of the sequence
• Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
Learning different pressure is needed at different stages
Fine motor control – rolling
Need for patience while marbling, making pulp, sieving etc.
Outcome: Children have a Strong Sense of Identity
• Children feel safe, secure and supported Trusted adults assist them
Name – printed example of their name meanings
Children are supported as they are able with sensory processing issues – maybe wanted to touch the pulp but not the water, so pulled off the template
• Children develop their emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of urgency
Risk taking, trying new things
• Children develop knowledgeable and confident self-identities
• Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect Learning control and patience while they wait for their turn
Outcome: Children are Effective Communicators
• Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.
Children communicating with each other and adults – learning new vocabulary, listening to instructions, learning concepts – over, under, on, up, down
• Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from texts
• Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
• Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work Sequencing of the process
Paper is used for writing and drawing
• Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their ?
Outcome: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
• Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
• Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment Recycling paper - sustainability
• Children respond to diversity with respect
• Children become aware of fairness
The written material content from the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) was kindly offered and donated by an experienced teacher working for a kindergarten that the Travelling Papermaker conducted a papermaking and marbling workshop at with over 40 children in attendance.