• Early Childhood

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

PL # 12288.
Starting from 20 Jun 2019 till 12 Sep 2019
Cancellation permitted until 13/06/2019

Event registrations closed on 13/06/2019

Description

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  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 a 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

20/06/2019
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Event Segment

Date / Time

12/09/2019
Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30

Address

AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Early Childhood

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards