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Image of the Child: Free Professional Development for Dubbo and Central West

August 19, 2023 - August 19, 2023

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Gowrie NSW Dubbo - 16-18 Spears Dr, Dubbo NSW 2830 

Gowrie NSW will host a free professional development day for early childhood teachers and educators in Dubbo and the Central West of NSW on the Image of the Child.


Image of the Child – Where Teaching Begins. Loris Malaguzzi founder of the Schools Reggio Emilia. “There are hundreds of different images of the child. Each one of you has inside yourself an image of the child that directs you as you begin to relate to a child. This theory within you pushes you to behave in certain ways; it orients you as you talk to the child, listen to the child, observe the child. It is very difficult for you to act contrary to this internal image.”

Our image of the child is informed by our program foundations of:


  • Empowerment
  • Respectful relationships
  • Playbased teaching and learning.
  • Practitioner inquiry


 Where: Gowrie NSW Dubbo – 16-18 Spears Dr, Dubbo NSW 2830


Time:  9am – 12:00pm, 19 August


Who is this session for? 


Early Childhood Educators and teachers in and around Dubbo. Whether you’re working towards your Cert III or Diploma, or you’ve been in the sector for years…this is an enriching opportunity to further your early childhood practice.


Why attend this free session?


This session will challenge educators to reflect on how their planning reflects the image of the child they hold.  When educators hold an image of the child as strong, capable, and competent, they act with intentionality.  They develop play-based learning environments, both indoors and outdoors that are stimulating, challenging and reflect children’s interests.  Their relationships with children are respectful and reciprocal to act as a co-learner and collaborator with children.  They empower children to develop autonomy, to make meaningful choices and have a voice in the decisions that impact their lives.  They reflect on their practice and ask questions to ensure that children’s intelligence, rights and aspirations are central.


To learn more about the event, or to register, please see here. 

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