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In 2019 a group of three and four-year-old children visited Lismore Regional Art Gallery. They encountered the Hannah Cabinet – a wondrous piece of furniture and art that stirred the imagination and provoked wonder and questions. This was the starting point of a long journey that saw them visit the workshop of the Cabinet maker/artist while researching how the Cabinet came to be and then designing and building their own cabinet. This webinar shares the story of the children’s journey. It uses it as a prism through which to explore key pedagogical issues: how to sustain children’s interest and curiosity over time, the balance between child-led processes and intentional teaching; how the planning cycle unfolds in real life and how to distil complex play and to learn into effective and powerful documentation.

Completing Doorways to Wonder: A Learning Journey will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with NESA Elective PD.

Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Professional knowledge
APST 1: Know students and how they learn 
Focus area:1.2 Understand how students learn
Professional practice
APTS 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Focus area: 3.3 Use teaching strategies 
Professional engagement
APTS 6: Engage in professional learning
Focus area 6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.

The webinar also aligns with:

Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework

EYLF – Principles
Ongoing learning and reflective practice 
EYLF – Practices
Holistic approaches
Responsiveness to children
Intentional teaching 
Assessment for learning

Alignment with the National Quality Standards

QA 1: Educational program and practice
1.1 Program
1.2 Practice
1.3 Assessment and planning