Children’s research: Beginning the year open to the possible
PRESENTER: DAVID GILKES
Children are most definitely researchers – researchers from the moment they are born. All you need do is observe a baby place a keyring into their mouth or scan the dazzling dance of some light and shadows on the ceiling above them, to see research in action. And if we know this about research, then positioning ourselves as a co-researching adult alongside the researching child, is truly one of the most exciting places we can be! Research is about having questions and theories that you can feel comfortable to put forward, test out, challenge and celebrate – in a climate of secure, respectful, joyful relationships. As we start a new year, what are some of the things we should be considering in relation to our attitudes as educators, and also to creating the contexts for children’s research to flourish? This webinar will help participants to consider more deeply children’s voices and the process of co-constructing learning together.
Completing Children's research: Beginning the year open to the possible will contribute one hour of PD addressing the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and aligns with the NESA criteria for Elective PD.
NESA Elective PD:
- Job-embedded and provided opportunities for collaboration, transference and application
- Involved opportunities to give and receive feedback and/or undertake self-reflection and reflection on the teaching practices of others
- Research based and evidence based
Alignment with Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
APST 1: Know children and how they learn
APST 2: Know the content and how to teach it
APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
APST 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
For information regarding teacher registration and accreditation, contact the teacher registration board/institute in your state.
This webinar also aligns with:
Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework
Early Years Learning Framework - Principles
Secure respectful and reciprocal relationships
High expectations and equity
Ongoing learning and reflective practice
Early Years Learning Framework - Practices
Adopting wholistic approaches
Responsiveness to children
Planning and implementing learning through play
Creating physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact on children’s learning
Assessing and monitoring children’s learning to inform provision and to support children in achieving learning outcomes
The EYLF Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity
Outcome 2: Children are connected and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators
Alignment with the National Quality Standards
QA 1: Educational program and practice
QA 3: Physical environment
QA 5: Relationships with children
Certificates of attendance
Certificates of attendance are only provided to those who participate in the LIVE webinar. Certificates are emailed to registrants within seven working days of the webinar viewing date.
Link to the webinar recording
All registrants are provided with a Vimeo link to a recording of this webinar. The link is emailed the next working day and is accessible for 24 hours from the time we send the email, usually, around 10am.