The role of the adult cannot be underestimated when working with children and projects. Some misunderstandings occasionally arise around working solely with children’s interests and wonderings – misunderstandings that seem to remove the adult from the process completely. But the educator’s role is vital. It is the adult who helps children to see things in relationship, to be intentional and to create the contexts for making meaning. What are some ways we can re-think our role to ensure our daily practice is a true process of co-construction?
Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:
Discuss and unpack with colleagues the role of the adults in your setting - as questioners, listeners, provokers, designers and co-researchers
- Think about planning and projects in a way that is responsive, engaging and intentional, making connections to curriculum documents, as well as listening to children’s thinking and theories
- Develop strategies for creating contexts and environments that support this way of working
- Assist and inspire people in your setting to engage with project work and documentation to nourish and support a team approach
THE AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS
NSW: Completing the course: The role of the adult, will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing: APTS 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Other States: Completing the course: The role of the adult (6 hours), may be used as Teacher Identified Professional Development/ Learning addressing: APTS 6.2.2 & 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.
AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARD DESCRIPTORS
APTS 6.2.2: Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and/or school system
APTS 6.3.2: Contribute to collegial discussions and apply constructive feedback from colleagues to improve professional knowledge and practice
THE NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARD
This course aligns with:
- QA 1: Educational program and practice
- QA 6: