Using Provocations to Support Learning: Practical Ways to Use Provocations Across the Early Years Setting

Provocations are eye-catching, interesting or unusual objects that 'hook' children in and inspire talk. They are an engaging way to develop children’s interests in different topics and there are many ways in which they can be used.

  • Develop your understanding of provocations
  • Give examples of a variety of provocations
  • Explore how provocations can be used to develop child-led learning

About this INSET

The Path to Success tells us that children need exciting experiences to enable them to better engage with a variety of topics, and spark their curiosity in new knowledge and ideas.

This training will:

  • Explore how provocations can be used to develop children’s questioning skills
  • Develop your understanding of how to successfully use provocations to engage children in learning
  • Support you in developing a more child-led approach to learning



This course is appropriate for EYFS.

  • EYFS Leads
  • EYFS Practitioners
  • Staff new to the EYFS

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