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An opportunity to connect with some of the current research being undertaken by Victorian early childhood researchers and practitioners.

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Research Forum

We are pleased to offer our members and friends an opportunity to connect with some of the current research being undertaken by Victorian early childhood researchers and practitioners.

We will be joined by three Victorian researchers, as well as viewing a video report from the recipient of the 2019 Doctoral Thesis Award who will provide some insight into their thesis.

Special Guest Presenters:

Dr Amy MacDonald - Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow Vice President (Communication) | MERGA Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Mathematics Education | School of Education Charles Sturt University.

TITLE:

What is mathematics education for babies and toddlers?

ABSTRACT:

This presentation will provide an overview of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) project titled, ‘What is mathematics education for babies and toddlers?’ Phase 1 is a national survey of early childhood educators to ascertain their beliefs and practices regarding mathematics education for Under 3s. Phase 2 gathers case study data using video and still recordings and document analysis to build an evidence base of when, and how, mathematics education is provided for Under 3s. Early findings indicate that many mathematical opportunities exist in Under 3s educational settings, both intentional and opportunistic. Educators have varying degrees of confidence, but are generally positive and are able to recognise mathematics in their practice with Under 3s.

Associate Professor Iris Duhn (Monash University)

TITLE:

Learning to belong otherwise

This presentation explores the micro-politics of how to learn to belong to places amongst tumultuous change as an urgent issue for education. A focus on shared places asks difficult questions about the power relationships between species and raises the issue of who and what belongs, and who decides. How are children learning to name life-sustaining relationships across species and in places? What new imaginings become possible when multispecies’ relationships are recognised as shared belonging? What happens when children learn to recognise the agency of non-humans in encounters in places? I draw on current research to provide examples that stimulate multispecies' perspectives of 'belonging otherwise'

Associate Professor Patricia Eadie - PhD, FSPAA - The University of Melbourne) Associate Professor | Melbourne Graduate School of Education Director REEaCh Hub (Research in Effective Education in Early Childhood) | Deputy Chair MGSE Ethics

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Enriching Children’s Language Learning through Quality Interactions

Young children’s ability to use language effectively impacts on their early learning, social-emotional well-being, and later literacy skills. Evidence-based targeted strategies that are embedded in daily educational programs and practice have the potential to build the quality of educator-child interactions and impact children’s language learning. This presentation will discuss research at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education that illustrates how professional development can improve the language rich interactions children experience in early childhood education and care settings. The Victorian DET’s Literacy Teaching Toolkit which provides a range of information, learning experiences and videos of language teaching practices will also be discussed.

Event details:

Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Time: 5.45pm Arrival

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Venue: KU Children's Services

Level 3, 145 Smith Street, Fitzroy

Cost: Members: FREE

Non-Members: $33

Thank you for registering to attend the Ethics Forum

Please consider the environment before printing your ticket. Simply present this email on your smart phone at the registration desk for entry.

Should you be unable to attend the event, please contact ECA Victoria Branch on 9416 2200 or ecavic@earlychildhood.org.au

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Early Childhood Australia - Victorian Branch

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