Over the past decade, wherever possible, we have captured some of the work we have done in schools or with groups as short videos, inviting participants, researchers and practitioners to share their reflections and experiences in equal measures.
The opening video introduces you to the essence of ecl…
Enhancing Children’s Learning: Developing systemic approaches in English Primary schools
In June 2004, ecl embarked on a government sponsored action research project based in 10 primary schools. It was the first ecl project with a focus on classroom practice. Over a period of two and a half years, leaders, teachers and teaching assistants explored class groups as human systems and together we co-created ideas and tools that improved the classroom as a learning environment.
Judith Hemming and other systemic practitioners explain some of the guiding principles of ecl and how many ecl tools and practices were successfully developed beyond our expectations.
A SEBD School: A whole school systemic approach
In 2007, the leaders and staff at Beormund Special School worked alongside ecl practitioner Judith Hemming to explore a systemic approach to school life. By seeing each child, their behaviour and the wider context, teachers were made aware of the different systems and influences that impact on the relationship between family and school life.
This work created a greater sense of belonging and inclusion for both children and parents, an increase in learning and attainment, and created a new optimism and hope for the children, their families and their teachers.
ecl in Rena le Lona South Africa
Enhancing children’s learning is a short training programme that introduces systemic principles to teachers and support workers so they can create a solid foundation for children to engage in learning. By seeing the whole child in the context of their families and communities, the practice of this community has shifted considerably. The impact of the learning on both staff and children was marked.
This moving film shows how the training in Johannesburg enabled the practitioners to gain a deep contact with each other, with the children and, perhaps even more importantly, with themselves.
ecl Conference 2010
This montage shows a glimpse of a four day international conference that ecl held in Bath, England in July 2010. Over 50 teachers, parents & education specialists from 7 different countries met to explore and develop the ecl approach to educating and caring for children and young people.
It was an opportunity for practitioners and eclcatalysts to share the cutting edge work they were involved in, in the schools and communities in their countries.