Who am I? Why am I here? Why children should be taught philosophy

In a recent TED talk titled No Philosophy, No Humanity, author Roger Sutcliffe asked the audience whether a flagpole was a place. About half the audience said yes, the other said no.

21 days ago

by Ben Kilby, Monash University

Independent advisory panel established in VET shake up – will ECEC benefit?

A panel of experts has been established to provide independent strategic advice to the Federal Government on key reforms flowing from the Joyce Review ‘Expert Review of Australia’s VET System’, released in April 2019, Federal Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash has announced.

22 days ago

by Freya Lucas

STEM PD provider Little Scientists wraps up second bi-annual educator conference

Little Scientists Australia, the not-for-profit professional development program that specialises in delivering workshops that focus on empowering educators and teachers working with children from 3 to 6 years of age to implement Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) educational concepts within their daily programs, has wrapped up its second biennial  educator conference Sonic Boom. 

23 days ago

by Jason Roberts

ECEC the pathway to employment promise in the Riverina, for Meike and many others

The recently published TAFE NSW Jobs for the Future report has predicted that ‘early childhood educator’ will be one of the fastest growing professions in the Riverina region between 2018 and 2021, with a likely 15.6 per cent increase in employment opportunities.

23 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Important: new free resources to support child safe organisations

It’s been a busy few weeks for the National Office for Child Safety and the Australian Children’s Commissioner. We’ve seen the release of two big pieces of work to support organisations to protect the wellbeing, welfare and rights of children and young people. With National Child Protection Week commencing on Sunday, September 1st, it’s a great time to be sharing these amazing resources!

23 days ago

by Brad Poynting