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The journey towards critical reflection

Educators reflect on their actions every day. Reflection is the thinking educators do as they are working with a child, while also observing the environment and planning what they will do next. Donald Schon, internationally recognised author of The Reflective Practitioner , believes we engage in two types of reflection – reflection in action and […]

What does continuous improvement look like in practice?

The National Quality Standard 2011 requires all services to work towards continuous improvement. (NQS page 12, A key focus of the NQF is to promote continuous quality improvement).  This means that the curriculum can’t be stagnant and must evolve over time. Each service is at differing stages with their practices and documentation. Services move through […]

The invisibility of children’s learning

An experience a couple of week ago raised questions for me about educators’ awareness of children’s learning. I facilitated a professional learning session on babies’ and toddlers’ learning for around 100 educators. My aim was for participants to remind themselves about some of the less obvious important learning that occurs in the first two years […]

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