Learning Stories – A Strengths-based Approach
Documenting Mathematical Learning for Children Birth to 5 Years.
[Early Years Learning in Mathematics]
Presenters: Amanda Urquhart and Susan Nichols
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm (VIC, TAS, NSW, QLD)
4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT)
2:30pm – 3:30pm (WA)
Adobe Connect Online: Click on this Adobe Connect link to enter Amanda and Sue's session http://connect.vic.edu.au/cwm-150922-urquhart/
This webinar will provide participants with: An introduction to learning stories, their structure and use; Examples of using learning stories to make young children’s mathematical thinking and learning visible linked to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
This webinar will provide participants with:
- An introduction to learning stories, their structure and use.
- Examples of using learning stories to make young children’s mathematical thinking and learning visible linked to the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.
Amanda is an Early Years Leader- Tasmanian Department of Education, Learning Service South
Sue is a Principal Education Officer – Early Years, Tasmanian, Department of Education
Amanda and Susan are part of a state-wide early years team that has a focus on early years curriculum and supporting teachers, schools and Child and Family Centres in their ongoing implementation of Belonging, Being and Becoming- the Early Years Learning Framework. The team provides professional learning to develop common understandings about best practice in the early years. The team also supports staff working in Launching into Learning, Kindergartens and Child and Family Centres through school/centre visits and ongoing dialogue.
Amanda and Susan are both early childhood teachers who are passionate about supporting young children’s learning through play. They both have a commitment to strong image of the child and making their learning visible. Amanda has spent time living and working in New Zealand where she was able to gain experience and understanding in using learning stories as a strengths based approach to assessing and documenting children’s learning.