Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Gowrie Consultancy - The key to supporting continuous quality improvements

All early childhood services across Australia are required to engage in processes of continuous quality improvement to ensure all aspects of practice meet a benchmark of quality to ensure positive ...
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Developing an Anti-bias Approach in the Early Years with Julia Manning-Morton

Key Points: To extend our understanding of the terminology used in relation to social categories and anti-bias practice To understand how babies and young children develop social identities To ...
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The Connect, Promote, Protect Program – A Discussion with Kristin Ballesteros

Key Points The Connect, Promote, Protect Program is an innovative Outside School Hours Care Program that builds personal and community connections for primary school children.  This program has been ...
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Environmental Provocations - a conversation with Hilltop Institute

Key Points Gowrie NSW are excited to host Educators from Hilltop Institute in Seattle who will facilitate a series of thought-provoking webinars this year. For the first webinar in April – Educators ...
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Tanya Vincent discusses Play Yards as innovative places that support outdoor play, social connection, community and belonging for children.

Key Points What I have learnt from my research and experts is the importance of social play.  Kids playing with kids.  Learning how to be social beings, how to compromise, respect others, play by the ...
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Critical Friendship and Reflective Practice

Key Points The role of a critical friend is based on the recognition that hard truths, emotionally difficult topics, and performance reviews can be hard to receive when there is a power differential. ...
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Micro Practices for Mental Health with Sally Ann Conwell

Key Points It is so important for educators and caregivers to also care for themselves, to offer themselves a space to adequately rest and recover, to engage with things that fill up their cup. You ...
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Types of Play for Early Childhood Development

Key Points Play isn’t just one thing. It changes over time as children master new skills and reach new stages in their development. Play is chasing a butterfly around the garden as much as it is ...
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Critical Friendship and Reflective Inquiry with Dr Diane Kashin

Key Points Critical friends help you address and improve practice Cirlce of Support (CoS) and its impact on practice - bringing together early childhood educators as critical friends together within ...
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