• Early Childhood

Growing Learner Assets in the Early Years Classroom (Kath Murdoch)

PL # 13730
Starting on 6 Feb 2023
Cancellation permitted until 17 Jan 2023

Event registrations closed on 23 Jan 2023

Delivery Format : Webinar

Event registration is Closed

Description

“Children’s early learning influences their life chances. Wellbeing and a strong sense of connection, optimism and engagement enable children to develop a positive attitude to learning. “ EYLF p10.

The early years educator plays a vital role in the development of children’s identity as learners. What we think, say and do impacts heavily on whether or not children have a strong sense of their own agency – whether they see themselves as empowered, capable learners or see learning as something done ‘to’ them.  

There is growing evidence of the importance of nurturing the kinds of dispositions and skills associated with agency. Being curious, adventurous, resilient and resourceful coupled with the skills of self management, collaboration, thinking and communication are amongst what we can think of as ‘assets’ for learning. Growing these assets in our youngest learners sets them on a path to independence and a love of learning for life. 

In this interactive webinar, Kath Murdoch will share with participants approaches to and strategies for introducing and working with her ‘Learner Assets’ in the early years. These skills and dispositions do not grow by chance – they are best developed through an explicit, thoughtful, embedded approach that weaves in an inquiry stance.  Kath will draw upon her vast experience of introducing her learning assets to schools all over the world in sharing really practical ways to effectively embed the assets into our work with young children and their families.  

Presenters

Kath Murdoch

Kath Murdoch

Kath Murdoch is an experienced teacher, author, university lecturer and popular consultant who has worked for many years in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, America and Europe. She is widely respected for her work in the field of inquiry based learning and integrative curriculum in which she has taught, researched and published for well over 20 years.

Kath began her professional life as a classroom teacher in Melbourne. Her fascination in how students’ constructed their understandings - and her interest in the way questions and big ideas could drive curriculum soon lead to a passion for integrative and inquiry based methodologies. This passion has become a career long focus for teaching, research and writing and the methodologies in which Kath specialises are now central to curriculum frameworks in many parts of the world – including the popular International Baccalaureate, PYP program.

Critical to Kath’s success is her continued involvement in classroom teaching. Whether it is to demonstrate techniques, coach teachers or build her own repertoire of practices, Kath is committed to regular and ongoing work with students. Her classroom work and research feeds a dynamic and ever-evolving expertise in the area of integrative and inquiry-based learning.

Kath’s professional development offerings are diverse. They range from intensive partnerships with schools to develop inquiry programs and practices over several years through to one-day workshops for beginning or experienced inquiry teachers. Whether in her home town of Melbourne or on the other side of the world, working with a team or speaking to a packed auditorium Kath’s style is refreshingly practical, inclusive and always connected to the real world of teaching.

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Growing Learner Assets in the Early Years Classroom

Date / Time

6 Feb 2023 Starts: 16:00 Finishes: 17:30

Delivery Format : Webinar

Webinar - Online Only

PL Hours : 1.50

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

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

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