Children are most definitely researchers – researchers from the moment they are born. All you need do is observe a baby place a keyring into their mouth or scan the dazzling dance of some light and shadows on the ceiling above them, to see research in action. And if we know this about research, then positioning ourselves as a co-researching adult alongside the researching child is truly one of the most exciting places we can be! Research is about having questions and theories that you can feel comfortable putting forward, test out, challenge and celebrate – in a climate of secure, respectful, joyful relationships. What are some of the things we should consider in relation to our attitudes as educators, and also to creating the contexts for children’s research to flourish? This webinar will help participants to consider more deeply children’s voices and the process of co-constructing learning together.
Completing Children's research: Beginning the year open to the possible will contribute one hour of PD that aligns with the NESA (NSW) criteria for Elective PD and addresses:
The Australian Professional Standard for Teachers: APST1: Know children and how they learn
The National Quality Standard: QA 1: Educational program and practice