• Early Childhood

Documentation in Inquiry Classrooms: A strategy for leveraging learning with children, educators and families

PL # 13522.
Starting from 27 Oct 2022 till 17 Nov 2022
Cancellation permitted until 20 Oct 2022

Registration Close : 20 Oct 2022

Delivery Format : Webinar

Pricing Normal
For Members $30
For Catholic Members $40
For Non-Members $60
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Registrations open to :

  • AISWA Member Schools (non-CEO)
  • Catholic Member Schools
  • Non-Members


Over the course of 2022, AISWA Early Childhood is offering various professional learning workshops, designed to support your 'next steps' with inquiry pedagogies. Our 'Further Journeys of Inquiry' series of workshops offer inspiring opportunities to learn from experts in varied aspects of inquiry learning and are designed to particularly suit Early Childhood educators who have some experience with inquiry pedagogies. 


This online workshop will be presented by Fiona Zinn, an internationally-renowned education consultant based in Tasmania, who is the Deputy Head (Early Learning) of an inquiry-based school in Hobart. Fiona is deeply respected as an inspiring Early Childhood leader who unpacks meaningful alignment between beliefs and practices. For anyone who is keen to refine their inquiry practice and to think more deeply about what and how to document, and how to use documentation to support learning/teaching, this is an event not to be missed. 


In an article titled Pedagogical Documentation: Impossible Goalposts and Imaginary Enemies, Fiona writes about how the practice of pedagogical documentation can support the researching teacher through a collaborative process of analysis, interpretation and reflection. Pedagogical documentation is widely understood to be of great value to educators, children and families in the early years, yet it is often easily misunderstood as a distraction from being 'with children'. 

In these sessions Fiona will unpack some of the key strategies and challenges associated with documenting young children's learning. We invite you to join us as we build new understandings about this important aspect of our practice. 


This webinar will be conducted in two online sessions, with time between to trial some strategies in your own classroom. Participants are required to attend both sessions. 


Fiona Zinn

Fiona Zinn

Fiona Zinn is an early childhood, primary and tertiary educator who has worked within and beyond Australian shores for the past 30 years. As an International Education Consultant, Fiona has collaborated with a diverse range of educators and children across many countries and cultures. This work engages teachers in International School Settings to explore the many different ways we can re-think early years and primary pedagogy, curriculum and learning environments in response to research. She has an unabiding belief in the importance of children's wellbeing and its relationship to learning. 

Fiona has been elected to the National Committee of the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE) for many years, including holding the role of REAIE Convener of Professional Learning (2016 - 2022) and has worked as part of the development team that created a new suite of Reggio Emilia online learning resources for the ECA Learning Hub released in April 2022. 

Fiona has also enjoyed working as a sessional lecturer at Melbourne University for ten years, teaching into the Masters of International Education Program, and has collaborated with organisations such as the International Baccalaureate and the Tasmanian Department of Education on curriculum material and professional development resources for teachers of Birth - Year 2. 

In 2020, Fiona accepted a leadership role at The Friends' School in Tasmania and is now enjoying the challenge of re-imagining the early years alongside educators of children aged 12 weeks to eight years of age. She continues to consult and lead professional development with Australian and International Schools, supporting educational teams with pedagogical practices centred on creating environments for agency, wellbeing, creativity and playful inquiry.

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Documentation in Inquiry Classrooms: A strategy for leveraging learning with children, educators and families in the Early Years

Date / Time

27 Oct 2022
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 17:30

Webinar - Online Only

PL Hours : 1.50

Day 2

Date / Time

17 Nov 2022
Starts: 16:00
Finishes: 17:30

Webinar - Online Only

PL Hours : 1.50

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Primary (P-6)
  • Kindergarten
  • Year 1
  • Year 2

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