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.
Creative arts in the early years
This podcast explores the importance of creative arts in the early years including early childhood and the first years of school. (40:07)
Explore the Chatting Creative Arts podcast for more conversations about creative arts education.
Effective assessment in early childhood
In this podcast, Jacqui and Lisa discuss the elements of effective assessment in early childhood settings. They discuss the ways that early childhood educators can focus in on assessment as the first part of the teaching and learning cycle and how the new assessment tool can support educators to more effectively engage in assessment practices linked to the outcomes of the early years learning framework. (23:01)
Children as researchers
High potential and gifted education in the early years
Literacy in the early years
Podcast 1 - Oral language development and tuning in!
Podcast 2 - Developing oral language and the demands of schooling
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).
Dockett and Perry – What is transition?
Transition to school at Tarro Public School
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).
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 – teaching remotely
School of the Air teachers give advice on teaching remotely (10 minutes 43 seconds).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).