The professional conversation : a new approach to professional learning in early childhood education and care

Irvine, Susan & Collie, Melalie (2011) The professional conversation : a new approach to professional learning in early childhood education and care. In the Loop, Autumn, pp. 3-7.

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In 2009, Australia celebrated the introduction of a national Early Years Learning Framework. This is a critical component in a series of educational reforms designed to support quality pedagogy and practice in early childhood education and care (ECEC) and successful transition to school. As with any policy change, success in real terms relies upon building shared understanding and the capacity of educators to apply new knowledge and support change and improved practice within their service. With these outcomes in mind, a collaborative research project is investigating the efficacy of a new approach to professional learning in ECEC: The professional conversation. This paper provides an overview of the professional conversation approach, including underpinning principles and the design and use of reflective questions to support meaningful conversation and learning.

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ID Code: 47714
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: professional conversation, ECEC, professional learning, policy
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood & Inclusive Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2011 23:19
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 22:23

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