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In-the-Picture

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In-the-Picture

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  • 8 hours study
  • Level 1: Introductory

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    • Introduction

      Welcome to In-the-Picture - Developing perspectives upon a very young disabled child’s experience. This course has been funded by the National Portage Association using a grant from the Department for Education. It consists of 8 sections which have been designed to take about one hour to study. In each section as well as reading there are two activities. These involve videos of practitioners talking about using In-the-Picture and its four perspectives, as well as examples from research. The activities also provide opportunities to practice this observational approach. Although we would encourage you to complete the course as an individual you may find that having another colleague working through the training at the same time is beneficial. Discussing your thoughts about the ideas and activities in the course with a colleague can add to your learning about In-the-Picture.

      You will find it helpful to keep a notebook while you are working your way through the course in order to record your responses and reflections on these activities. People who have completed the course found that writing the section number or activity number against the relevant notes helped them when they wanted to refer back.

      You can keep track of the topics that you have completed in each section by ticking the circle next to every heading in the menu listing. If you want to receive a 'Statement of Participation' for the course when you have finished it then you need to complete the quiz at the end of every section. There is no pass mark for a quiz, you only have to attempt it and then check your answers .  The 'Statement of Participation' will be emailed to you at the address that you provided when you enrolled. 

      Now you can begin the course by working through Section 1 which will provide you with an overview of In-the-Picture. Click on the Course Content tab above to go to Section 1. 

      NEWS ITEM

      As a result of discussions with colleagues in Portage Services we are interested in looking at the use of In-the-Picture to support children in their transition within early years settings. If you are planning to use or have used In-the-Picture to support children in their transition within early years settings or between early year services, please contact john.parry@open.ac.uk  or  jonathan.rix@open.ac.uk.

    • Course learning outcomes

      • Develop an understanding of four perspectives of In-the-Picture

      • Explore how you can engage with the views of a child

      • Consider the value of reflection in informing practice

      • Develop confidence to use In-the-Picture in a way that suits your working practices

      • Understand the underpinning theory behind In-the-Picture


    • Course dates:

      First Published 26/09/2019.

      Updated 08/10/2020

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    • Angharad Daker

      In the picture

      Angharad Daker21 November 2020 4:35

    • Jackie Lander

      In The Picture

      Jackie Lander15 April 2020 8:52

      I found this course very interesting. I am in my first year with Portage and think this would be a good for me to use in some visits. I think it will help when we are dealing with more difficult parents and the parents who find it harder to engage.

    • Kate Chorlton

      IN THE PICTURE

      Kate Chorlton30 March 2020 9:25

      I really enjoyed this course and its something I feel I half did anyway as I like to spend time observing without interfering in play. I think it will be good to try out once we are back home visiting again. Lots to think about with regard to why something is happening from the child's point of view.

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    About this course

    • 8 hours study
    • Level 1: Introductory

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    3 out of 5 stars

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