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The current global trend in education is inquiry based learning (IBL). IBL is not simply about remembering facts or providing children with a smooth path to knowledge, the objective of IBL is learning not teaching. IBL begins with an open ended question, scenario or problem, often the child creates their own questions, establishing the opportunity for critical thinking (ACARA). The child then goes on a journey of learning and discovery cultivating creative and higher order thinking skills (Quality Teaching Framework), involving analysis, evaluation and synthesis (creation of new knowledge) (Blooms taxonomy) adding richness and depth to student learning and understanding (ACARA). At the end of the journey the child experiences connectedness (Quality Teaching Framework) where they reflect on their learning and relate the knowledge from the investigative process to the real world.
Brea Likes to Daydream teaches and encourages children to use their critical thinking skills and use their imagination to problem solve and create solutions, promoting meaningful learning. Children learn in many different ways and the foundation of 21st Century learning is that the method is more important than the outcome. In BLDT, Brea invites the child into her dream (her interpretation of the open ended question) and sings her way through each adventure, also assisting and encouraging the children to explore on their own journey of discovery. What do they think? What do they see, feel, be? How would they do it? All very important tools to use to strategise in life as well as at school whilst learning to express themselves with others and the real world (BOSTES).
BLDT engages and inspires children to learn through imagination. It is positive and happy. Brea is a wonderful role model for younger children, she is a diligent student, talented accomplished performer and spends her time helping others, and with her family. No child is too young (or old) to dance to the music, sing out loud and imagine their dream. Dream all possibilities, and your dreams can come true.
Young musician creating a buzz around visual education
Brea Holland is encouraging children to learn, communicate and explore infinite possibilities through her music and song.
We’ve all heard the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” and, through her Brea Likes to Daydream shows, the children’s performer is encouraging her young audiences to use their imagination and follow their dreams.
Brea’s show was created by her mum Sophia, a school teacher, who says from a young age children learn to identify, read and understand images to communicate.
“As children, we learn to read pictures and images long before we are able to speak and write,” she said.
“Visual literacy is the ability to decode, interpret, create, question, challenge and evaluate texts that communicate with visual images rather than words.
“Through her show, Brea poses questions and develops different scenarios taking the viewer on a visual journey.
“Visual literacy is a wonderful way for children to learn, communicate and explore infinite possibilities with their imaginations…come and dream with Brea.
“Every episode takes us on a new journey of possibility, and encourages children to use their imagination to develop and create their own vision.”
Brea encourages kids to watch an episode, turn the sound down and think about what they see.
“Are you in the sky, underwater, flying, dancing in the rain or performing on stage?”
Check out the Brea Likes To Daydream website: brealikestodaydream.com
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