Taking an evaluative stance to decision-making about professional development options in early childhood education and care
Lunn Brownlee, Joanne, Sumsion, Jennifer, Irvine, Susan, Berthelsen, Donna, Farrell, Ann, Walsh, Kerryann, Ryan, Sharon, & Mulhearn, Gerry (2015) Taking an evaluative stance to decision-making about professional development options in early childhood education and care. Early Years: An International Research Journal, 35(4), pp. 411-426.
This article builds on our ongoing work in conceptualising an ‘evaluative stance’ framework to assist in understanding how leaders in the field of early childhood education and care (ECEC) make decisions about the selection of professional development options for themselves and their staff. It introduces the notion that evaluative mindsets can be considered in terms of attitudes towards decision-making that are based on personal epistemologies. Drawing on data from semi-structured interviews, it explores the mindsets of six experienced leaders in two long-established ECEC organisations in Australia with respect to their decision-making about professional development. The article concludes with a consideration of the potential utility of the framework and the coding template used in this exploratory study.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||early years, early childhood education, evaluation capacity building, personal epistemology, professional learning and development|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 TACTYC|
|Deposited On:||18 Jan 2016 00:47|
|Last Modified:||19 Jan 2016 01:25|
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