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Interview: Dr Red Ruby Scarlet discusses the importance of art in the early childhood curriculum

Activist, artist, early childhood teacher-researcher, consultant and academic Dr Red Ruby Scarlet sat down with The Sector Assistant Editor Freya Lucas to talk about her latest book, and ending the myth that education is disciplinary art is not a segment of the curriculum, arts practice is the centre of all curriculum, with every skill development coming from having a rich arts curriculum as the central focus.

a year ago

by Freya Lucas

The use of pedagogical documentation technology – PhD reflections 

Mary Elizabeth Picher is currently completing her dissertation on the use of pedagogical documentation technology in a Kindergarten program, using the vehicle of StoryPark, a platform familiar to many in the Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) context. 

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

In conversation with: Laura Stone, ABC Early Childhood Producer

We connected recently with one of our newer e-news subscribers, Ms Laura Stone, who is an Early Childhood Producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), to learn more about her role, what drew her to producing early childhood content, and how a typical day unfolds.

5 months ago

by Freya Lucas

OWNA founder talks about innovation, application, and giving back

From a conversation over dinner, about the frustrations of communicating with parents, app developer Kheang Ly has created a popular “one stop shop” for centre owners, managers and directors. Designed to maximise efficiency and compliance, with minimum effort and free of charge OWNA has the potential to reshape the early childhood education and care (ECEC) landscape. Mr Ly talked to The Sector assistant editor, Freya Lucas, about the journey to create OWNA.

7 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Interview: G8 Education CEO Gary Carroll talks about start up culture

At the recent Queensland Leaders Growth Strategy and Investment Forum, G8 Education CEO Gary Carroll referred to the company as a start up which just happened to have 10,000 employees. The Sector Assistant Editor Freya Lucas sat down with Mr Carroll to get a greater understanding of what this mean, and how it influences the directions for G8 in the near term.

a year ago

by Freya Lucas