The Critical Reflection Conference (Launceston)

February 17, 2020 - February 17, 2020


The Tramsheds Function Centre 4 Invermay Road Launceston, TAS 7248

Critical reflection is a key feature of the National Quality Framework, as it strongly influences quality in education and care settings, and contributes to ongoing quality improvement. Educators who understand how to critically reflect on practice are able to identify areas for practice improvement and contribute to improved learning and development outcomes for children. Both the EYLF and MTOP refer to ongoing learning and reflective practice as one of the principles that support effective education and care. This is also highlighted in Element 1.2.3 of the National Quality Standard – ‘critical reflection on children’s learning and development, both as individuals and in groups, is regularly used to implement the program’.


However, currently around 13% of services across Australia fail to meet this element, according to current ACECQA data. This conference is designed to build educator’s capacity to understand what it means to critically reflect on practice. During the day, we will:


  • Learn about what makes reflection critical.

  • Apply the principles of critical reflection to practice scenarios.

  • Think about how our own perspectives influence our curriculum decisions, and learn how to recognise them.

  • Consider strategies to build a culture of inquiry at your service, to support ongoing critical reflection.

  • Learn about the links between critical reflection and improved learning and development outcomes for children.

  • Discuss how to make critical reflection evident in your practice, so that you can be confident in demonstrating this in Assessment and Rating.

To register, please see here.