Let's Take Another Look
Educational Leadership's 2018 Lecture Series – August Lecture: 7–9pm
Presented by: Tania Bullick.
For some of us, it has been a long time since we trained and were first exposed to the theorists that have shaped early childhood education in New Zealand. The development of Te Whāriki in the 90’s offered us different theorists and since then, with the growth of Google, TED talks and Facebook, we have been introduced to many, many more theorists, writers, speakers and their research. Some have strongly influenced our teaching practice, curriculum and assessment and others have done so on a more subtle level. We also have our own home-grown researchers and theorists who are strongly influencing and informing early childhood education provision.
Though we are informed by theory everyday in multiple ways, the ideas that we are drawing from often fade into the background. This lecture will take another look, revisiting some of the people and theories that have been so influential to both international and New Zealand early childhood education and we will reflect, through examples, how they have shaped the outcomes for tamariki