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Early Learning Conference 2018: The changing face of education - Early Learning in the 21st century

Abbotsleigh's Early Learning Conference is for teachers of children in prior to school settings as well as the early years of school. Our two-day conference focuses on living, learning and playing in the 21st century. Experts from a wide range of fields will share their research on the major forces shaping pedagogy in our current environment.  

 

2018 presentations will include: 

 

International guest and keynote speaker
Alise Shafer Ivey

Educational consultant, founder and executive director of the Pedagogical Institute of Los Angeles, TEDx speaker

  • Metaphor and metacognition: How to foster children's thinking that recognises and embraces complexity

 
Dr Cathie Harrison

Early Childhood and Gifted Education Consultant, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Australian Catholic University

  • The international experience: The Australian context and nurturing children's spirits

  

Dr Kristy Goodwin

Director, Every Chance to Learn, Honorary Associate Macquarie University

  • Digital wellness and thriving online and offline 

  

Associate Professor Alma Fleet

Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Macquarie University

  • The intersection of pedagogy and curriculum in the early years, learning dispositions, the promotion of empathy and the pursuit of socially just practice 

 

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Find out more 

Email the Early Learning Centre or Donna Moffatt, Director of Innovative Learning
 
 

 

 

Early Learning Conference 2015: The wonder of young minds

 

2015 presentations included
Dr Cathie Harrison

Early Childhood and Gifted Education Consultant,
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Australian Catholic University

  • To play or not to play
  • Bridging the pedagogical divide for a positive transition to school
  • Weaving together the threads of possibility: children, families, colleagues and communities

 

Dr Kristy Goodwin

Director, Every Chance to Learn, Honorary Associate Macquarie University

  • Wired to learn
  • iTouch and iLearn

 
Professor Margaret Sims

Professor of Early Childhood, University of New England

  • Working with children using a rights-based approach

  

Niki Buchan

Education Consultant, Inspired Early Childhood

  • I did it, I did it!
  • Let's take a risk

 

There were also practical workshops offered by Abbotsleigh Educators on art, environmental education and incorporating IT into multidisciplinary projects.

 

Find out more 

Email the Early Learning Centre or Donna Moffatt.