Documenting Children’s Learning – Rockhampton

Full price: $110 Subsidised price: $22 Am I eligible?
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Venue Details

Dreamtime Cultural Centre

Bruce Highway
ROCKHAMPTON , QLD, AU 4700

07 4936 1655

What’s it about

This programme is designed to introduce educators to a variety of strategies to collect, document, organise, synthesise and interpret the information they gather to assess children’s learning.  Examples of documentation will be displayed and discussed and we invite participants to bring along some examples to share and reflect on from their own setting

 

Specific Learning Outcomes

QA 1: Educational Program and Practice

PS3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Select approaches to documenting and assessing children’s learning that support the particular context of the service and community.
  • Link documentation and assessment of children’s learning to key reference points against which children’s progress can be identified with the EYLF five learning outcomes.
  • Examine the effectiveness of the approaches used to capture and record information about children’s strengths, interests and relationships and learning over time.
  • Extend opportunities to work collaboratively with children and families to create a vision of children’s learning.
Presenter Biography
Caroline Fewster

Prior to developing Bond University’s Bachelor of Children’s Services’ program, Caroline Fewster enjoyed a long and varied career working with children in a wide range of Children’s Services’ care and teaching situations.  Starting out as a pre-school teacher in the ACT, she progressed to advisory and consultancy roles with regional and government education authorities.  Her experience encompasses all aspects of early  all aspects of early childhood learning, from classroom teaching to managing services and from educating future teachers to consulting and developing professional development programs.  She continues to consult for a range of non-government, community-based and corporate organisations, as well as local, state and the Commonwealth government.  As such, she offers early childhood educators a wealth of real world knowledge, combined with high level qualifications and superior teaching skills.

In 2006, then Assistant Professor Fewster received the prestigious Carrick Institute Award for Innovative and collaborative approaches to  learning in the field of Children’s services.”   Bond University “Working with Children” (2007)

As from July 2012, retained as Adjunct Professor at Bond University, Caroline is now exclusively devoting her time and experience by continuing to  work extensively with Children’s Services throughout Australia, developing customised professional development programs for early childhood educators  Feedback from these organisations indicates the success of the ‘wonderful, innovative and practical ideas that she demonstrates during the programs’.