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Should Early Childhood Teachers Extend Children’s Interests?

One fundamental lesson of the Early Years Learning Framework instructs early childhood teachers to focus efforts on understanding and developing the interests of children as they participate in play time. It’s an interesting point of contention because formal or rote learning in this area has been shown to deliver little to no benefit to children. … Continue reading Should Early Childhood Teachers Extend Children’s Interests?

Promoting Reconciliation and Cultural Awareness

One Australian early childhood education organisation has recently developed a survey which promises to engage with members of staff in the early childhood education sector and reveal their attitudes and beliefs when it comes to promoting reconciliation and teaching cultural awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The survey was designed in-line with evidence … Continue reading Promoting Reconciliation and Cultural Awareness