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The revised VEYLDF: Supporting the cycle of teaching and learning through the early years

[Early Years Learning in Mathematics]
Presenters: Caroline Cohrssen and Carmel Phillips
Thursday 13 October, 2016 
Daylight Savings Time: 
4:30pm – 5:30pm (ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC)         
4:00pm – 5:00pm (SA, NT) 
3:30pm – 4:30pm (QLD)           
1:30pm - 2:30pm (WA)

The revised Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Supporting the cycle of teaching and learning through the early years

In this webinar, the focus will be on formative assessment children’s mathematical thinking to support the cycle of teaching and learning. Children demonstrate mathematical thinking in diverse ways. This requires early childhood educators to recognise this thinking when it is demonstrated and to develop playful learning experiences for children to consolidate and extend their thinking. High quality interactions with children create opportunities for educators to provide feedback that extends children’s learning, to model mathematical language and to encourage children to articulate their thinking. This in turn provides opportunities for further planning, and thus the cycle of teaching and learning continues. Finally, by demonstrating how the VEYLDF intersects with the Victorian Curriculum, the revised framework supports smooth transitions for every child from the home learning environment, into early childhood education and care settings, and into school

We hope that this webinar will encourage conversation and look forward to your participation.


Adobe Connect Session
Click on the following link to enter the session  http://connect.vic.edu.au/teamp-161013-phillips-cohrssen/
Carmel Phillips VCAA


Carmel Phillips
Manager Early Years Unit VCAA





In partnership with Department of Education and Training Carmel supports the implementation of the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. This includes reviewing and developing curriculum and assessment resources, and program evaluations. From 2012, a key focus of her role has been the development and delivery of inquiry based learning with practitioners, policy makers and researchers in multidisciplinary early years’ networks to improve outcomes for children.

Caroline Cohrssen MGSE


Caroline Cohrssen
Senior Lecturer and Professional Practice & Partnerships Co-Coordinator, Melbourne Graduate School of Education




Caroline Cohrssen is interested in young children’s demonstrations of mathematical thinking, not only in what they say but also in what they make, draw and do. Caroline’s work aims to equip pre-service early childhood educators to recognise mathematical thinking, plan playful activities and interact purposefully with children to support and extend children's emerging mathematical skills and understanding. Look at the resource (http://www.ecaconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/fri-203-1405-Caroline-Cohrssen.pdf) ‘Increasing the quality of mathematics learning in play-based programs'