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By CELA 27 Aug, 2017

A new Education Minister, Dan Tehan

Amplify Editor Bec Lloyd put together this post as an overview of the man who will be sworn in as Education Minister for Australia this week, putting him in charge of billions of dollars worth of funding for early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education.

By CELA 22 Aug, 2017

Nothing takes the place of face to face: a personal approach to school transition

Explore & Develop Breakfast Point is tucked away in a newly built estate with many amenities close by, such as grocery stores, restaurants, parks and schools. At the beginning of 2017, the local school (St Patrick’s) at Mortlake opened its doors, just minutes from our centre’s gate. Many of our preschool children from 2016 chose this local primary school for their future education, and so naturally we were eager to find out more ourselves.

By CELA 8 Aug, 2017

Educators as co-constructors of professional learning

Professional learning for educators is a crucial aspect of the sector and ongoing quality improvement, but it often emerges in a static form. Why are we comfortable about children directing their learning but constrained to stricter patterns in adult learning? Our newest guest writer, Nicole Halton of Inspired EC, shares a vision of adults as the co-constructors of their professional education. Chaos in the classroom, or a creative expression of lifelong education – you be the judge!

By CELA 3 Aug, 2017

When disaster strikes a preschool: personal reflection

When disaster strikes a town, children can be affected in many ways.  One of our CELA advisers, Kathy Lawton, has just returned from a support visit to services in a region severely damaged by floods earlier this year and shares her reflections with us.  Scroll to the end for some great advice from KidsMatter on talking to children about trauma, sadness and confronting news.

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