Online Workshop Details
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What’s it about
In this session we will dive into the theory and practice of documenting children’s learning to explore new and creative approaches to documenting children’s learning, the role of documentation as a tool for professional learning, documenting collaboratively, and how to use documentation as a tool for advocacy. We will also explore ways to document connections to theorists that can support you in exceeding the National Quality Standard. While the series will engage you in critically reflecting on key concepts, theories and current thinking, it will also connect strongly with practice, using ‘real world’ examples and supporting you to ground your learning in your own context.
Specific Learning Outcomes
- Review key concepts and current ideas around curriculum documentation
- Identify strategies to use documentation as a tool to engage families, children, professionals and the wider community
- Identify and apply strategies to make children’s learning visible
- Consider the ethics around documenting children’s learning
- Critically reflect on your own practices and those of others
- Network with other professionals and services around documentation
QA1: Educational Program and Practice
PS1: Know students and how they learn
PS2: Know the content and how to teach it
PS3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
PS4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning
PS5 – Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Stephen has nearly 25 years’ experience in the early childhood field, across all service types, but with a focus in long day care. He has also been delivering professional development in the field for over a decade. He was a founding member of the QUT Student Guild Kelvin Grove Centre (School St), and has been working with emergent curriculum and related perspectives for many years. He is interested in how childcare professionals and children find meaning in their work together using documentation.
Stephen Gallen has worked with a focus on pioneering and developing Emergent Curriculum and Reggio Emilia inspired programs in Brisbane. He has also worked in delivering professional development with Gowrie, TAFE and QUT.