Early Childhood Australia Victorian Branch would like to invite you to a Contemporary Research Forum
Researching ECE: Seeking new directions
Strengthening the connection between research and practice enhances our collective capacity to enrich children’s learning. 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. We will be joined by three current researchers who will share with us their thinking and invite us to explore new ideas and contemporary understandings.
- Associate Professor Joce Nuttall - Australian Catholic University
Researching leadership in ECE: Seeking new directions
Abstract: For the past five years I have been researching the role of the designated Educational Leader in early childhood services: How do educators make sense of this role? How do they enact it? And, most importantly, what approaches are most effective? In this presentation I share some of the challenges Educational Leaders have shared with us and progress with identifying approaches that are sustainable within the specific professional and industrial conditions of work in early childhood settings.
- Deborah Moore - Monash University
'Stop, we're talking here!’: Enacting a narrative inquiry with young children
Abstract: Young children are often assumed to be ‘not competent’ enough to engage in research interviews. Data from conversations with four children aged 4-7 years show that they told and re-told insightful, rich stories about their lived experiences of imaginative play places. They were also able to question and re-interpret their own thinking, and co-construct an understanding of imaginative play through a reciprocal relationship with the researcher, all of which showed their competence when engaged in the complex process of narrative research.
- Sue Grieshaber – Monash University
The proposed OECD International Early Learning Study: What you need to know and why.
Abstract: The OECD has called for tenders for an international study of children aged 4.5-5.5 years, which has been likened to the OECD Programme of International Student Assessment (PISA) for students aged 15. Australia is one of the 16 countries involved. Peter Moss et al. (2016) have called it a “Preschool PISA” because of the competitive nature of PISA. The concerns raised by Moss et al. are discussed.
When: Thursday 20 October 2016
Time: 5.45pm for a 6pm sharp start to 8.30pm
Where: Australian Catholic University (ACU) Room 8, Building 14, 81-89 Victorian Pde, (Cnr Brunswick St), Fitzroy
Parking: Free off-street parking after 6pm in Brunswick St and 5.30pm in Victoria Pde, and Undercover carpark in Young Street (Building 13) until 10pm – charges $11 day.
Cost: ECA Victoria Branch Members - Free
Non Members - $33.00
There will be a light supper provided on arrival.
Registration and payment (for non-members) by Thursday 13 October 2016 is essential via Event Brite bookings