Filling children's cups series: rethinking agency and behaviour

Phoenix cups webThis series of two workshops explores the understanding that, 'behaviour is a form of communication to meet human needs'. Using the Phoenix Cups framework and work from theorists, you will engage in conversations and reflection to rethink your approach. Based on case studies of children, we reframe together to explore the child's perspective, their needs and triggers and how our own practices may be reinforcing their behaviours. The aim of this series is to prepare you to support children's wellbeing, with skills and tools to better understand the child's own needs and to respectfully support the child to meet these needs. 

FEB 6: Rethinking agency: filling the freedom and power cup

You'll leave this workshop inspired to promote children's agency, through filling their power and freedom cups. We explore practices for children's Power cup filling with how we provide for recognition, competence and control; and for Freedom cup filling by providing for choice, autonomy and agency.
You will engage in practical experiences to:

  • understand why 'agency' is important for children and their learning
  • use theoretical and hands-on approaches to improve your child-focused pedagogy
  • know drawbacks to using control, praise and rewards systems
  • shift your practice to using real choices and affirming effort and qualities

MAR 6: Understand behaviour and plan 'cup filling' strategies

Using case studies, reflection and conversations together you will leave this workshop ready to:

  • consider the child's needs/empty cups that may be behind the behaviour
  • use 'cup filling' strategies
  • consider triggers and reinforcers (especially those that may be related to what we are doing)
  • review the curriculum and reflect on your approach and response strategies to work towards positive, consistent and respectful practice
  • work with your team and in partnership to develop a plan to support a child

Workshop facilitator: Andrea Isitt

Event Details

Event Date 06-02-2019 9:00am
Event End Date 06-03-2019 2:00pm
Capacity 28
Available place 10
Individual Price $290.00
Heritage Function Centre at Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Q 4503
901 Dayboro Road Whiteside, Queensland 4503 Australia
Heritage Function Centre at Old Petrie Town, Dayboro Road, Whiteside, Q 4503
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