Advocacy, early education and the NQF with Lisa Bryant
October 28, 2022 - October 28, 2022
United Workers Union ACT 71 Leichhardt Street Unit 15 Kingston, ACT 2604
Educators and teachers are in a great position to stand up for children’s rights, including their right to access high quality education and care and to stand up for our own rights as educators and teachers, but often miss the opportunity, do not know how to do it or do not feel comfortable in taking on the role of being the expert around children’s needs and rights.
This 3 hour interactive professional development session will help you explore how you can stand up and speak out (advocate) for children and yourselves as early education professionals on a daily basis. It will examine:
- why you may sometimes be reluctant to advocate for children and how you can overcome this;
- where advocacy is needed – in the service, with families, in the community, politically,
- different methods you can use as an educator to advocate, the key role of storytelling in advocacy
- the skills and knowledge you already have to advocate.
Essentially this session is about exploring practical strategies to build participants confidence to speak up for children and themselves as professionals on a daily basis.