The Early Years Learning Framework: Learning and teaching through play focuses on The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia and explains how educators examine their understandings of play and how play-based approaches require intentional planning and teaching in order to support and extend children’s learning. Throughout the book there are practice examples and questions for critical reflection and discussion with colleagues.
Part 1 of 3 - The 'Talking about practice' series- , Self-assessment, reflective practice and quality improvement processes designed to support discussion and reflection about the EYLF and its relationship to what educators in varied settings currently think, plan and do. The series is intended for use in conversation between early childhood educators, whether in teams or as a whole staff, or informally as educators undertaking similar roles such as in FDC Settings.
'Practicing skills'... Not much room for ball play? An innovative idea to support these children in developing skills – one child ‘choosing’ to ‘live dangerously’. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=449178048457513
Small group experiences, family grouping for part of the day, having an indoor/outdoor program, the ways they set up the home corner and having pets are some examples of practices http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/nqsplp/e-learning-videos/talking-about-practice/social-and-emotional-learning/
FULL version - The 'Talking about practice' series - Cultural competency, designed to support discussion and reflection about the Early Years Learning Framework #EYLF and its relationship to what educators in varied settings currently think, plan and do. The series is intended for use in conversation between early childhood educators, whether in teams or as a whole staff, or informally as educators undertaking similar roles such as in Family Day Care Settings. https://vimeo.com/45684259
The Reggio Approach...The educators of Reggio Emilia view the school as a living organism. A place of shared relationships among the children, the teachers, and the parents. The school produces for the adults, but above all for the children, a feeling of belonging in a world that is alive, welcoming and authentic. (Malaguzzi, 1994, p.58) <3
This e-Newsletter focuses on learning that can occur in outdoor environments and some considerations about how best to support that learning. The aim is to assist educators to make the most of these environments with children. This e-Newsletter (Part A) contains provocations—that is, questions and challenges related to outdoor learning environments. Connecting with nature and engaging with sustainability are underpinning themes.
Vignette No. 11: Discovering—Lunchtime... This vignette shows lunchtime with four three- and four-year-old children in a family day care setting. One child resists sitting down at the table for lunch. The educator works with him to achieve her aim. What's next? Tell other educators what you think on the #NQS PLP Facebook Page. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=412820638759921