Alike and Different, One and Many
Join two of our early childhood colleagues from across the Tasman in Melbourne who want to show their solidarity in a practical way by offering to facilitate a one-day forum.
Recent events demand empathy, respect and deep reflection on the meaning of these experiences to minimise harm and build children’s resilience and optimism.
The forum will be addressing two inter-connected topics that affect your work as educators:
- Helping children to make meaning of tragic events; and
- Addressing diversity and difference in ways that go beyond the superficial and stereotypical.
The workshop will include presentations, a facilitated panel conversation, small group work, and many opportunities for participants to share their experiences, insights, questions and reflections.
The forum facilitators are:
Anne Stonehouse AM – Anne is an internationally acclaimed ECE consultant and writer. She was part of the writing team for Australia’s Early Years Learning Framework and original Code of Ethics and co-authored the book, What Happened to the World.
Michelle Gujer – Michelle is the Manager of the Children’s Programme at Gowrie Victoria-Broadmeadows Valley, Australia. She has experience in supporting vulnerable communities and is committed to building community partnerships and engaging families as children's first educator.