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Past professional learning materials

The challenges and opportunities of digital technologies for very young children: In conversation with Dr Anne Kennedy

Early Years Twilight Webinar, 23 March 2021

Join Dr Anne Kennedy, early childhood education and care consultant, researcher, writer and advocate who, in conversation with VCAA Early Years Program Manager Karen Hope, will explore how early childhood professionals can be thoughtful, purposeful and deliberate in their use of technology with very young children.

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‘But do they do anything?’: Documentation and infant pedagogy

Early Years Twilight Webinar, 15 February 2021

This webinar featured Dr Andi Salamon (Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Charles Sturt University) in conversation with VCAA Early Years Unit staff, about the topic of the skills and capabilities of young children and how to make visible their learning and development.

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Children’s Agency: What does it really mean and why is it regarded as important?

Early Years Twilight Webinar, 9 November 2020

This webinar featured Dr Caroline Scott (Victoria University) in conversation with Catharine Hydon (VCAA Board Member and early childhood consultant), about the topic of children’s agency, including what it means and why it is important for children’s learning and development.

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The Early Years Planning Cycle as part of everyday practice

Early Years Twilight Webinar, 12 October 2020

This video features Catharine Hydon (VCAA Board member), in conversation with Mary Holwell (VCAA Early Years Unit Manager) and Dr Caroline Cohrssen (Honorary [Professorial Fellow] Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne and Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong), about the Early Years Planning Cycle Resource for the VEYLDF.

These videos were produced using the original webinar recording through Webex Events. When viewing the videos, please note that there are rare occasions where some words are inaudible, due to technical issues via international connection from Hong Kong for one of our panelists.

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Literature Review & Practice Guide: VEYLDF Learning & Development Outcome Children are connected with and contribute to their world

Early Years Twilight Webinar, 8 September 2020

This webinar featured Catharine Hydon, early childhood consultant and VCAA Board Member, in conversation with Kate Noble (Mitchell Institute) and Pru Mitchell (Australian Council for Educational Research), about two new VCAA early years resources to support the VEYLDF Learning and Development Outcome Children are connected with and contribute to their world.

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Literature Review & Practice Guide: VEYLDF Learning & Development Outcome Children have a strong sense of identity

Early Years Twilight Webinar, 22 July 2020

This webinar featured Catharine Hydon, early childhood consultant and VCAA Board Member, in conversation with Dr Jen Jackson (Mitchell Institute) and Danielle Anzai (ACER), about two new VCAA resources to support the VEYLDF Learning and Development Outcome Children have a strong sense of identity.

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Exploring the Swedish context of engagement in early childhood education and care

Early Years Twilight Seminar, The Bastow Institute of Education Leadership, 14 August 2019

This seminar featured Professor Susanne Garvis, University of Gothenburg, and a guest professor at Stockholm University, Sweden in conversation with Darlene Leach, Manager of the Early Learning Unit, Department of Education and Training.

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Assessment of children as confident and involved learners

Early Years Twilight Seminar, The Bastow Institute of Education Leadership, 15 May 2019

This seminar launched the VCAA resource, Assessment of Children as Confident and Involved Learners in Early Childhood Education and Care: Literature Review. This literature review, led by Dr Jen Jackson (Mitchell Institute) and Dr Dan Cloney (ACER), sets out, in the context of the VEYLDF Learning Outcome:

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