Online Workshop Details
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What’s it about?
In Outside School Hours Care, older children are often regarded as more challenging to work with than other age groups. But what theories are our ideas about older children founded on, and how do these ideas influence our pedagogies?
This series will encourage you to seek new theoretical perspectives on older children and to begin to understand them differently. The ideas presented will draw on new research into older children in OSHC and will inspire you to transform the ways in which you work with this age group.
Specific Learning Outcomes
QA 5 :Relationships with Children
PS 1 – Know students and how they learn
- Gain knowledge of what theories of childhood inform understandings of older children
- Gain knowledge of how theoretical perspectives inform pedagogical practice
- Be able to reflect critically on current strategies for working with older children in OSHC
- Identify new strategies for engaging more positively with older children in OSHC
Rethinking how we understand and work with older children in OSHC - Online Session 1
Session Time: 19/02/2015 10:00 AM – 19/02/2015 12:00 PM
Rethinking how we understand and work with older children in OSHC - Online Session 2
Date: Thursday 5th March 2015, TIme: 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Rethinking how we understand and work with older children in OSHC - Online Session 3
Date: Thursday 19th March 2015, Time: 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Bruce Hurst has extensive experience as an educator, mentor and children’s services consultant and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne. Bruce’s research work focuses on investigating Outside School Hours Care from the perspectives of children. He has a deep interest in using children’s perspectives to find new and more equitable ways of working with children. Bruce has held a range of roles in early childhood education, including senior roles in non-government organisations, 12 years of experience managing Outside School Hours Care and Occasional Care, and work in inclusion support.