The QSA's 2012 conference will feature tailored sessions and forums for Kindergarten directors and teachers.
This must-attend one-day forum is designed specifically for early childhood educators. It is held on day one of the QSA conference Shaping teaching and learning: The assessment factor
The forum is a unique opportunity to share experiences and explore opportunities with peers and experts in your field.
Highlights include keynote presentations from leading early learning experts. Professor Margaret Carr will examine the importance of curiosity, resourcefulness and a sense of belonging in the learner; and Professor Marilyn Fleer will present a critical analysis of early years assessment.
Register now for the Kindergarten Forum.
For more information download the Kindergarten Forum flyer.
Kindergarten Forum timetable
|7:30 am – 8:45 am||Registration|
|8:45 – 9 am||Welcome to Country / Introduction|
|9 am – 9:15 am||Official opening|
|9:15 am – 10:15 am||Opening keynote – Margaret Carr|
|10:15 am – 10:45 am||Morning tea|
|10:45 am – 11:45 am||Keynote – Marilyn Fleer|
|11:45 am – 12:45 pm||Concurrent session 1||Concurrent session 2|
|12:45 pm – 1:45pm||Lunch|
|1:45 pm – 2:45 pm||Concurrent session 3||Concurrent session 4|
|2:45 pm – 3:45 pm||Concurrent session 5||Concurrent session 6|
All delegates that attend the Kindergarten Forum will have the opportunity to listen to keynote addresses from Dr Margaret Carr and Professor Marilyn Fleer.
Dr Carr is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Formerly a kindergarten teacher, she was a co-Director of the Early Childhood Curriculum Development project that developed a national early childhood curriculum for New Zealand. She has developed, with teachers, an innovative assessment form called ‘Learning Stories’, the subject of a 2001 book Assessment in early Childhood Settings: Learning Stories.
Professor Fleer holds the foundation chair for early childhood education at Monash University. She has worked in education for 25 years. In 2002 she commenced her new position at Monash University as Professor of Early Childhood Education. Professor Fleer’s expertise includes: cross-cultural research, family studies, early childhood science education, technology education, and the building of new theoretical tools to support early childhood development and education. Her latest book Early childhood curriculum. Planning, assessment and implementation was released in 2010.
Wendy Lee is the Director of Educational Leadership Project (a professional education provider for early childhood teachers) and also the Co-Director for the Early Childhood Learning and Exemplar Project. Wendy is passionate about professional education, leadership, assessment, curriculum, planning and information communications technology.
Last updated: 24 February 2012