• Early Childhood

Journeys of Inquiry: Getting Started with Inquiry Pedagogies in Early Childhood

PL # 12066.
Starting from 23 May 2019 till 15 Aug 2019
Cancellation permitted until 16/05/2019

Event registrations closed on 16/05/2019

Description

REPEAT: Due to popular demand, we are repeating this PL - click here to register

This PL, repeated from our much-loved 2018 session, is designed for early childhood educators (K-2) as an introduction to inquiry, unpacking some of the 'essential elements' of quality inquiry pedagogies through reflective practice activities, practical examples and stories from real classrooms. It will suit those who are new to inquiry-based learning, and those who have perhaps dabbled with inquiry but wish to extend their understanding and implementation. Spaced over 2 days (Term 2 & 3) with reflective practice activities to undertake between sessions, this PL is designed to support participants to explore the following: 

* Why inquiry? The benefits of inquiry pedagogies.
* What does a quality inquiry approach look like? - at both the lesson level, as well as across a longer-term 'unit of work'.
* How can learning environments support a classroom culture of inquiry? 
* What strategies and tools might promote or enhance inquiry-based learning? 
* How can young children's research be supported - beyond non-fiction books and the internet? 
* How might I plan for inquiry in a responsive way that balances children's interests, ideas and questions with teacher inputs and curriculum expectations? 

Resources to support educators in getting started will be shared. Each participant will receive a copy of AISWA's latest publication, 'Journeys of Inquiry', and an AISWA Reflective Journal. 

More Information

Presenters

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.

Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

23/05/2019
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

Moerlina School
16 Brockway Rd
Mt Claremont WA 6010
Australia

Parking

Parking is offsite in Alfred Road (designated street parking about less than 100m from the school), Zamia Street (street adjacent to the school) and Pimela Crescent (just around the corner but a little busier with residents).

Event Segment

Date / Time

15/08/2019
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

Moerlina School
16 Brockway Rd
Mt Claremont WA 6010
Australia

Parking

Parking is offsite in Alfred Road (designated street parking about less than 100m from the school), Zamia Street (street adjacent to the school) and Pimela Crescent (just around the corner but a little busier with residents).

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards