Program and Practice

Inquiry Based Learning - Webinar

How can we help foster curiosity, thinking and a sense of wonder in young children? Embedding inquiry based learning into everyday practice is a great place to start. This two hour session will explore how educators can foster a joy of learning and a sense of awe and wonder in children.

Participants will gain an understanding of what inquiry based learning is, as well as engaging in practical strategies to implement it in everyday practice, including how spaces, resources and materials can be engaged.


2 hour contribution

Elective PD

Completing Inquiry Based Learning will contribute 2 hours of PD addressing Standard 1 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Professional Knowledge Standard 1: Know students and how they learn. 

This course may also contribute 2 hours of Elective PD to your maintenance of teacher accreditation requirements, in line with the current Elective PD guidelines and examples

Elective PD

National Quality Standard Areas

Area 1 – Educational Program Practice

Area 3 – Physical environment

Area 5 – Relationships with children

Available Dates

  • Tue, 01 Mar 2022Book now

    Date: Tuesday, 01 March 2022
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

  • Wed, 20 Apr 2022Book now

    Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2022
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

  • Thu, 19 May 2022Book now

    Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022
    Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    Delivery Method: Webinar
    Venue: Webinar

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Many educators are aware of loose parts and have incorporated them into their program, but how much do we understand about loose parts theory? 

Unpack the Theory of Loose Parts in order to understand how they promote discovery and problem solving through inquiry-based learning. 

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FRI, 11 MAR 2022

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Over 7,000 early educators, across all qualification levels, participated in learning and development with CELA in 2021. CELA has a strong vision and philosophy for professional learning, built over our 40 year history as the peak body for Australia’s early and middle childhood education sector. 

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CELA’s Learning and Development facilitators come from a wide range of early education backgrounds, equipping them with practical sector based experience which is second to none. All our facilitators have a common passion for meaningful growth in every educators practice, resulting in better outcomes for children.

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Our expert educators will tailor the content to meet the needs of your team. You choose the date, location and topic and we’ll come to you.

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We offer a unique mentoring program that can be completely tailored to your needs and specifications. Based on sound educational practice and specialist expertise, our mentors provide one-on-one and group sessions to support professional progress.

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