Early learning podcasts

Early Learning matters podcasts aim to inspire high-quality early childhood practice and build educator capacity.

These podcasts are designed to supplement and complement other resources and professional learning. Join Jacqui Ward (Early Learning Coordinator) and her colleagues who support department preschools as they unpack important early childhood concepts, theories and practice.

Children as researchers

In this podcast, Ruth and Chris discuss the topic of children as researchers, and how inquiry-based learning supports children's authentic engagement. Chris provides examples of children working alongside educators to explore a topic as equal partners in the learning. (20:59)
Ruth Garlick and Christine Woodrow

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High potential and gifted education in the early years

Jacqui Ward and Lynda Lovett discuss the difference between high potential and gifted and how the department’s policy and The Early Years Learning Framework align. They also delve into the importance of transition to school for high potential and gifted children. (23:42)
Jacqui Ward and Lynda Lovett

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Literacy in the early years

A series about literacy in the early years.

Podcast 1 - Oral language development and tuning in!

Vanessa and Janice discuss the oral language development of children and how it is shaped by their early experiences and interactions. (18:34)
Vanessa Dimitroulas and Janice Gorrie

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Podcast 2 - Developing oral language and the demands of schooling

Vanessa Dimitroulas and Janice Gorrie discuss the demands of school and academic language and the role educators play in supporting children’s oral language development in the early years.( 17:53 )
Vanessa Dimitroulas and Janice Gorrie

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Transition

Dockett and Perry – Transition and COVID-19

A discussion about the possible impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and families starting school. Changes in opportunities and expectations for transition practices are emphasised (8 minutes 43 seconds).

Sue Dockett and Bob Perry, Peridot Education Pty Ltd

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Dockett and Perry – What is transition?

A reflection on 24 years of research and publication about transition to school. This podcast emphasises the importance of building relationships among all involved and distinguishes between transition practices and orientation programs(5 minutes 28 seconds)
Sue Dockett and Bob Perry, Peridot Education Pty Ltd

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Transition to school at Tarro Public School

Jacqui Ward talks to the Tarro Public School team about their transition to school practices, particularly in the context of COVID-19.
Jacqui Ward and Tarro Public School

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Learning from home

Learning from home – one school's journey

Discussion with Rosehill preschool team about how they have moved to remote teaching during COVID-19 (23 minutes 54 seconds).

Rosehill preschool team

School of the air – supporting families with learning from home

School of the Air teachers talk about supporting families when their child is learning from home (7 minutes 43 seconds).

School of the Air teachers

School of the air – teaching remotely

School of the Air teachers give advice on teaching remotely (10 minutes 43 seconds).

School of the Air teachers

The Early Years learning framework

The Early Years learning framework - revolutionary

Jacqui Ward and Jess Lavers discuss the development and significance of The Early Years learning framework (9 minutes 36 seconds).

Jacqui Ward and Jess Lavers

The Early Years learning framework - belonging, being, becoming

Jacqui Ward and Sheree Bell unpack the theoretical underpinnings of the three overarching themes of The Early Years Learning Framework and how they relate to children, families and colleagues (17 minutes 19 seconds).

Jacqui Ward and Sheree Bell

The Early Years learning framework - principles

Jacqui Ward and Kerry Flick discuss the importance of the five guiding principles of The Early Years Learning Framework and they can inform early childhood practice (9 minutes 47 seconds).

Jacqui Ward and Kerry Flick

The Early Years learning framework - practices

Jacqui Ward and Kerry Flick discuss the importance of the five guiding principles of The Early Years Learning Framework and they can inform early childhood practice (17 minutes 41 seconds).

Jacqui Ward and Sheree Bell

The Early Years learning framework - outcomes

Jacqui Ward and Jessica Townsing focus on the learning outcomes of The Early Years Learning Framework, and how teachers can engage with them to document and plan for children’s learning (9 minutes 5 seconds).

Jacqui Ward and Jessica Townsing
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