ReCognition is about rethinking professional learning experiences for educators that are inspirational, experiential, and create new meanings for our ways of being in our work and lives.
We believe in creating experiences where educators are inspired, touched in a meaningful way that challenges them to think deeper, to seek to provide authentic experiences and value children’s ideas in their work.
We believe in this learning approach for children and adults alike, experiences that spark our curiosity and don’t dull us to the beauty and intricacy of life. We want to be able to promote this idea and provide learning experiences that inspire and educate with pleasure, deep thinking in our surface level, shallow, fast paced type of culture.
We believe in collaboration of different perspectives to expand our thinking. Many of our projects and experiences are based on having different professions exploring together. A graphic design artist learning about children’s ways of drawing, a Registered Early Childhood Educator working with an interior designer to explore children’s environments, a local professional artist exploring the ideas of Reggio Emilia with us and the exciting part is we don’t know what will happen next….that is part of the fun.
We would like to explore how to use technology to support deeper thinking and social media as a platform for social learning engagement in a constructivist environment recognizing the value of having many perspectives.
We here at, ReCognition, wish to promote the idea of slow thinking, beautiful places to meet in, time for conversation, relationships, belonging to a community of learners , and a sense of place that makes you feel rooted in the richness of what we have here in the towns and places that we work.
As a group of people we can create learning communities and richer experiences with everyone’s ideas and then share.
We are thinking of PlayShops for you to mess about and learn about different ideas with a play type of environment, Big Idea Experiences where we bring in people who have a deep understanding of a topic we are engaging with and we think others want to as well, and finally Conversation Cafes, the slow place for thinking together in an informal environment that provides space, time and a place to just talk, reflect and get to know other ideas for our work.
If some of these ideas are what you are thinking about too, then join us. We are ready to engage and learn with you. Click here Experience Sign Up and Share an Idea