All posts by Catherine Tisdell

Catherine works at Goodstart Early Learning as the National Lead within the Pedagogy and Practice team. Catherine oversees the Environmental Rating Scales quality uplift program, supervision and policy. Catherine has worked within the early years sector for the last 28 years, in various teaching and centre management roles, as well as vocational education and educational management. Catherine is passionate about pedagogical leadership within the context of continuous improvement to enable Goodstart’s early childhood practitioners to be the very best teachers and educators they can be to support child outcomes.

Enabling environments and children’s agency: Connecting the pieces

The Early Years Learning Framework (DEEWR, 2009, p. 45) defines agency as being able to make choices and decisions, to influence events and to have an impact on one’s world. Children’s agency is supported through intentional teaching, involvement in decision making and reciprocal, attuned responsive interactions. (ACECQA, 2018) all of which constitute the environments that […]

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