The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) pays particular attention to cultural competence in working with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as discussed in question 9. Research from the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) found it is critical for non-Aboriginal staff to be aware of how to engage and support all cultures, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, as services are more effective for Aboriginal
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Curriculum are both frameworks introduced to create a coherent standard of achievements or learning outcomes for students at different development levels within Australia. The EYLF is dedicated to the learning outcomes of children from birth to 5 years in Kindergarten, early educational care settings and the transition to school. The Australian Curriculum is a framework focusing on children’s learning during the Foundation year through to year 10. Its standard of achievements and content descriptions establish the requirements for students to successfully progress through school. Both frameworks reinforce the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child.
One of the two educational goals outlined in the Melbourne Declaration (2008) is that “All young Australians are to become...Active and informed citizens.” With this in mind, this unit of work is designed to foster student’s learning in the concept of introduced species. It will open students’ minds to some of the ideas and controversy surrounding introduced species today; what are some of the dangers, what went wrong in the past, how are we still feeling the effects now, how something in one country won’t necessarily work in another. The key outcome that this unit is based around is GE2-2 and it fits into the Stage Two curriculum under the content ‘The Earth’s Environment’. This unit will act as a precursor to students exploration of globalisation in Stage Three where in they will discover some of the wonderful things that can, has and will come out of it.
Through learning activity 1, children can think about not only their own family structure also others who are participating in the group as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, gives opportunity to understand and respect the others that sit equally beside ways of being, knowing and doing. It encourages children to create an attitude and willingness to explore differences in individual and different values, beliefs and practices. According to Green (Green, 2001), children are naturally curious and interested in the differences and therefore it is important to explore their questions with simple answers to assist them to redefine themselves and their place in the world. Through learning activity 2 children get to introduce to the aboriginal culture and the concepts of flags and symbolism they represent. This experience ensures that all children get opportunities with the rich and long history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander cultures which helps them to broaden their understanding of the world in which they live in (DEEWR, 2009)
High-quality early childhood education experiences have the potential to improve young children’s early academic skills and learning-related behaviours, especially for children from disadvantaged backgrounds (Burchinal et al., 2015). In an effort to address these issues and formally incorporate the early childhood sector into Australia’s educational system, the Commonwealth Government has, in recent years, introduced sweeping reforms designed to ‘professionalize’ early childhood education and care provision (DEEWR, 2014). These reforms were designed to replace the disparate licensing and regularity system previously administered by state and territory governments, which had impacted negatively on the overall structure of early childhood service provision in Australia (DEEWR,
According to Brady and Kennedy (2012), this will create a scenario that is relevant, engaging and meaningful to the students. When assessment tasks are challenging, valid and fair, they are considered authentic (Brady & Kennedy, 2012). Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) determines what Australian students are taught in each specific learning area of the curriculum. The three components of curriculum content are Disciplinary learning, General capabilities and Cross-curriculum priorities. (ACARA, 2010).
Whatever the perspective, teachers can embrace different cultures in which children bring to the classroom their languages. Emmitt and colleagues articulate that children’s first language has differences in cultural context that can make meaning and reality. Thus, providing significant, authentic opportunities and a variety of goals into a diverse classroom can emulate real life literacy experiences. 2.1 Spoken English language variations Standard Australian English (SAE) is the variation of English amongst others recognized as the Australian official language, Fellowes and Oakley (2010). Subsequently, it is important that children develop competency in SAE.
Student are engage in activities and program that are run by school that can be help them to discover their abilities and further development. Particularly in peer interaction, social interaction and interpersonal relationship are formed in school. School areas become exploration and socialization for adolescence to experiment with different role, relation and value. We saw in practicum the teacher gives good appreciation to student for completing the homework that appreciation make happiness on child face. So the positive feedback play important role of adolescence identity
Being creative enables the children in early years to make connections between one are of learning and another and to extend their understanding” (QCa 2000b:116). Providing a rich and varied contexts for children to acquire develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. The curriculum should enable pupils to think creatively and critically to solve problems and to make a difference for the better. It should allow the children the opportunity to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership to equip them for their future lives as workers and citizens. It should enable children to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities to make changes and to cope with change and adversity (QCA 1999:11-12).
(Pearson Schools and FE Colleges). Child-Directed play is important because it allows children to find practice necessary skills like overcoming obstacles, problem-solving, effectively communicating feelings, and working with others who may have different ideas and points of view. It also encourages development of children 's skills such as cognitive, emotional, social and physical. It is a necessary part of every child 's life. In experiments conducted by Webster-Stratton & Reid, the difference between child-directed play and adult-directed play are shown.
STANDARD 4: ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILD PROGRESS Artifact; Compering Early Childhood Assessment from Child Development 201 I chose this artifact because it is about the appropriate Early Childhood assessments while these have a variety of programs to choice depending on the needs of the child to help him to the next level I learned that there are many resources for the teacher to help children out so they can have a happy childhood; These all examples bellow guidance a center to set up the whole program of early childhood environment so it will be helpful for the provider education to have cozy a safety place for young children.