Thought Leadership

Thought Leadership

Why Is It Important to Make Children’s Thinking Visible?

Key Points: Meaningful learning takes place when children are fully engaged in the ideas of the learning experience - when they ask questions children are engaging in ‘meaning making’ processes ...
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Lev Vygotsky's Theory of Child Development - Gowrie NSW

On this page What is Vygotsky's Theory? Vygotsky's Concept of More Knowledgable Other (MKO) Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) Elementary Mental Functions Social Influences and Cognitive ...
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Embracing Diversity through Picture Books with Dr Zinnia Mevawalla

An interview with Dr Zinnia Mevawalla about an exciting new online course happening at Gowrie NSW Education Hub Jessica from Gowrie NSW Education Hub asked Zinnia some questions about an exciting new ...
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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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