An Introduction to our weekly pedagogical provocations.
About this project
Each week we will post a provocation to incite reflection, critical thinking, & quality improvement.
Reflect with us online, with your team or use these questions to personally reflect on your practice.
An individual who provides education and care for children as part of an education and care service (National Law).
Educators’ professional practice, especially those aspects that involve building and nurturing relationships, curriculum/program decision-making, teaching and learning (My Time Our Place, p. 42).
To incite critical thinking, often leading to robust debates.
A statement the approved provider of an education and care service must develop and include in their Quality Improvement Plan. It is designed to guide all aspects of the service’s operations. It must be available to the staff members of the service and on request to parents of children enrolled at the service or who are seeking to enrol a child at the service (National Regulations).
What will we be covering?
We will be reflecting on a range of topics including:
- Policy and compliance
- Educational program and practice
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- Child Safe Environments
- Inviting environments for children
- Supervision and safety
Critically reflecting with other OOSH professionals can be highly beneficial. We would love for you to get involved and reflect with us weekly. Share:
- your thoughts, opinions and questions
- how your team has reflected
- resources & tips
- your questions – You may even want to just ask for more resources on the topic!
- the hashtag #ooshprovocations
Part of our role as Educators is to critically reflect on our practice. When we reflect on practice, we often ask ourselves questions such as:
- Why did I do that?
- Why didn’t I do that?
- What worked and why?
- What didn’t work and why?
- Was anyone disadvantaged?
- Do I need to change this practice?
- How will I change this process and why?
It is important when we critically reflect that we consider the topic from multiple perspectives by collating current industry practices & theoretic knowledge which can then be used to make purposeful changes to our practice.
Stay tuned for our weekly blog posts and social posts as we reflect weekly on our practice