2Vision of Council of Australian Governments “All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation.” 1supports Goal 2 of theMelbourne Declaration on Education Goals for Young Australians 2, that:All young Australians become:• Successful learners• Confident and creative individuals• Active and informed citizens.1 Investing in the Early Years - a National Early Childhood Development Strategy, Council of Australian Governments2 On 5 December 2008, State, Territory and Commonwealth Ministers of Education meeting as the Ministerial Council on Education,Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, released the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians.
3A VISION FOR CHILDREN’S LEARNING All children experience learning that is engagingand builds success for life.belonging, being and becoming.relationships - crucial to a sense of belonginga time to be, to seek and make meaningbecoming reflects the process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow
4Learning Outcomes: • Children have a strong sense of identity • Children are connected with and contribute totheir world• Children have a strong sense of wellbeing• Children are confident and involved learners• Children are effective communicators.
5ELEMENTS OF THE FRAMEWORK children’s learning at the corethree inter-related elements:Principles,PracticeLearning Outcomes
6CHILDREN’S LEARNING dynamic, complex and holistic. Physical, social, emotional, personal, spiritual, creative, cognitive and linguistic aspects of learning are all intricately interwoven and interrelated.actively construct their own understandings and contribute to others’ learning.recognise their agency, capacity to initiate and lead learningright to participate in decisions
7Play is a context for learning that: • allows for the expression of personality anduniqueness• enhances dispositions such as curiosity andcreativity• enables children to make connections betweenprior experiences and new learning• assists children to develop relationshipsand concepts• stimulates a sense of wellbeing.
8Learning through playopportunities to learndiscover, create, improvise and imaginecreate social groups, test ideas, challenge thinking, build new understandings.supportive environment - question, solve problems, think criticallyexpand thinking, desire to know and learn
9Play... can promote positive dispositions towards learning. enables them to simply enjoy being.
10Early childhood educators engage in sustained shared conversationsextend their thinking 5provide a balancecreate learning environments that encourage children to explore, solve problems, create and constructinteract to build attachmentroutines and play experiencesspontaneous teachable momentspromote and model positive ways to relate to othersinclusionhelp children to recognise unfairnessoffer constructive ways to build caring, fair and inclusive learning community.5 Siraj-Blatchford, I., & Sylva, K. (2004). Researching pedagogy in English pre-schools. British Educational Research Journal, 30(5),
11Children's Learning active participants and decision makers move beyond pre-conceived expectationsrespect and work with each child’s unique qualities and abilities.Children thrive when families and educators work together in partnership to support young children’s learning.
12Our taskTo facilitate this collaboration with and support from families through:-communicating to parents and the community the importance of play in child developmentthe types of play that contribute to specific areas of child developmentWhat happens at Nakara Pre School specifically
13How will we do it?Group task - need to collaborate in decision making and on the taskUse Google Docs 'Document' to collaborate on the group decision makingUse Google Docs - 'Presentation' to collaborate and contribute to the final presentation.Print and laminate charts & book of presentation. Make Power Point slide show from presentation. Give all to school on 24/6Write up an individual evaluation
14Group Decision MakingP Identification and discussion of factors involved in problem-solving related to the health and well-being of children.types of playdevelopment & play - what does play doNakara pre-school program - opportunities and restrictionsEYLF - what is the main message for this task
15Group Decision MakingP2 Decision-making about problem-solving and implementation strategies.what exactly will be producedwhat will be includedhow it will be set outhow information will be gatheredwhat are the taskswhat are the timelineswho will do what