The Bamboozle Approach Online

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The Bamboozle Approach Online


Activity Description

These online workshops share key elements of the Bamboozle methodology, developed over 25 years of working with learning disabled children and young people. The course will give you ideas for creative learning sessions, plus behavioural and linguistic techniques and strategies that you can apply in your practice immediately.

Session one: Wednesday 1 February, 4-5:30pm

- Introduction to the Bamboozle Approach
- Creating an Enabled Space: a practical demonstration of how to put a group at ease and enable its members to engage
- Praise: a discussion about the effects of praise and alternative ways to give value
- Discussion and Q&A

Session two: Wednesday 8 February, 4-5:30pm

- A practical demonstration of how to use a character to build an interactive narrative
- Looking at how children and young people can be involved in shaping the narrative
- Ways of developing the narrative to include different workshops and activities
- Discussion and Q&A

Session three: Wednesday 15 February, 4-5:30pm

- Exploring ritual: a practical demonstration of a ritual
- Developing ritual as a tool for enabling engagement, valuing children and young people and celebrating their achievements
- Ways of adapting ritual to use in a variety of scenarios for a variety of purposes
- Discussion and Q&A

Session four: Wednesday 22 February, 4-5:30pm

- Free exploratory play: creating a controlled environment in which children can explore freely and on their own terms
- How child-initiated engagement and interaction can be developed
- Adapting free exploration into more structured learning
- Discussion and Q&A

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Start Date

Wed, 01 Feb 2023

Finish Date

Wed, 22 Feb 2023


4 x 90 minute sessions


Schools: £147.00 per person for all four sessions, including reference sheets. Freelancers/individuals: £77.00 per person for all 4 sessions, including reference sheets.


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