Aistear Training

Date: 19 October 2019

Venue: Maynooth University

Time: 2pm – 6pm

Fee: €49

COMBO Deal: Combine with Jolly Phonics training on same day (9.30am-1.30pm) for a total fee of €85.


Who should attend:
Teachers, SNAs, Early Childhood Care & Education Practitioners & Parents.
About Aistear:
Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. It describes learning and development through the four interconnected themes of Well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating, and Exploring and Thinking.
Four sets of guidelines, focusing on different aspects of pedagogy, describe how
the adult can support children’s learning and development across these themes.
The guidelines focus on:
■ building partnerships between parents and practitioners
■learning and developing through interactions
■learning and developing through play
■supporting learning and development through assessment.
The guidelines describe good practice and use a number of learning experiences to show what this practice might look like. While these learning experiences usually focus on a particular age group of children and a particular type of setting, many of them can be adapted to suit other age groups and other settings. Thinking about my practice questions help the adult reflect on what he/she does and says to support children’s
learning and development. There are many connections across the four sets of guidelines. For example, many of the learning experiences in an individual set can support practice in the other guidelines.
Principles and Themes
Key Messages of Aistear
Guidelines for Good Practice
Building Partnerships between Parents and Practitioners
Learning and Developing through Interactions
Learning and Developing through Play
Supporting Learning and Development through Assessment
Planning and sample topics
Questions & Answers