GAME CHANGERS

Ensuring ‘Quality’ within Early Childhood Education in Sydney.

Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia – www.mq.edu.au/mia-mia – was established 24 years ago to provide a long-day care program for the community. The centre is also the school for the Institute of Early Childhood’s demonstration program and a site of innovative practice. Reflecting on the final visit of […]

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The image of a Child.

We believe every child is a unique individual, who capable, creative, curious and intelligent. In order to fulfil their potential, we also believe that every child should be an active participant in their education, learning and development. Throughout ten weeks of research into innovative models of education, we have experienced schools that are prioritizing and valuing […]

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A Celebration of History and Culture at Awhi Whanau, Auckland.

How to establish a school with a culture / environment in line with one’s philosophy has been touched on previously (p21, p26) – a culture / environment that allows and encourages ‘the work’ that needs to be done by adults and children to happen – but what about the history of the place and people […]

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Inquiry-Based Learning at Richmond View, Blenheim.

Inquiry-based learning or IBL is a concept that is being embraced by New Zealand’s education department. The leadership and staff recognise that IBL gives learners greater freedom of choice and supports children in developing skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity – some of the skills that the World Economic Forum (2017) acknowledge that […]

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Prioritizing Quality for the sake of Peace in Jerusalem.

The Peace Preschool was established in 1982 as part of Jerusalem’s International YMCA. Picture a school, as an inclusive space that is welcoming to Jews, Christians and Muslims; a peaceful environment where children from as young as 6 months old are safe to explore and develop in relation to others they share the city with. […]

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Creating a strong culture At Oasis in London Waterloo.

…inspiring, accountable, motivated, energetic, holistic, inclusive, intentional, excellent, long-term commitment, focused, passionate, transformative, respect for diversity, clear and high expectations Some of the words / phrases that come immediately to mind following a visit to the Oasis Hub, Waterloo –with a church, coffee shop, community library, a health care and debt advice service, farm, foodbank, […]

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Modern Learning Environments in Blenheim.

Depending on the individual, a person who is required to work in a context independently either faces a challenge or focuses their mind; for a teacher that spends most of their time with the class of children that they have responsibility for – often with very little interaction with other adults – it can feel […]

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