• Early Childhood

Getting Started with Inquiry (Regional workshop): Busselton

PL # 12220.
Starting on 9 May 2019
Cancellation permitted until 02/05/2019

Event registrations closed on 6/05/2019


Designed to support regional K-2 educators who are getting started with inquiry pedagogies, this  cross-sectoral 1 day Professional Learning (PL) workshop introduces the 'essential elements' of quality inquiry pedagogies through reflective practice activities, practical examples and stories from real classrooms. 

This interactive, practical PL is designed to support participants to explore the fundamentals of inquiry including: 
* learning environments that support a classroom culture of inquiry; 
* strategies and tools that enhance inquiry learning; 
* and approaches to planning a journey of inquiry that balances children's interests, ideas and questions with teacher inputs and curriculum expectations. 

Resources to support educators' ongoing professional learning and classroom practice will be shared. 

Each participant will also receive a copy of AISWA's latest publication, 'Journeys of Inquiry'.

More Information


Rebecca Duncan (AISWA Staff)

Early Childhood Consultant

Rebecca Duncan holds a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) and has been working in education since 1998. Along with teaching experience in each year level across Kindergarten to Year 4, her roles have included Coordinator of the Learning Development Centre at Christ Church Grammar Preparatory School as well as leadership in the integration of learning technologies. In 2004, Rebecca was the recipient of a National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA) for Western Australia, in recognition of her work in the promotion of early literacy practice at All Saints’ College.

Rebecca has been with AISWA since late 2010, when she was contracted to write a resource to support educators in their implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). This project culminated in the publication of the book, Early Years Learning Framework: In Action. Ongoing employment as a consultant for AISWA followed, initially in the Curriculum, then Literacy teams, interspersed by the births of her three children. Rebecca now works for AISWA in a part-time capacity and thoroughly enjoys her role as a consultant within the early childhood team. She has lead several projects at AISWA, including initiatives to connect the Australian Curriculum and EYLF, one of which lead to AISWA’s publication of Playing with the Australian Curriculum (2013). Rebecca's latest teacher resource, 'Journeys of Inquiry', is designed to highlight case studies of inquiry in early childhood and is scheduled for publication in 2018. Inquiry pedagogies, early literacy and numeracy, learning through play, integrative approaches, responsiveness to children, learning technologies, and the Early Years Learning Framework represent a few of Rebecca’s areas of specialty.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30


Abbey Beach Resort - Busselton
595 Bussell Hwy Broadwater



Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Pre-Primary
  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Event Contact

AITSL Standards