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2021 DED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS AWARD

 

2021 DED EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS AWARD

 

You have observed a group of 6 children (3-5-year olds) who are running around, not engaged in a play context or each other.

Your challenge is to design a learning experience that will promote interest and engagement of this group, identifying types of learning opportunities and/or possibilities.

Task – Create an activity for a small group of 3 to 5-year olds

Select a suitable activity that will promote interest and participation. The following are suggestions only. The list is limitless:

  • Outdoor activity
  • Indoor activity
  • Imaginative play
  • Sensory play
  • Cultural activity

This activity needs to be relevant for a small group of 3-5-year olds at an Early Childhood Education Centre.  The time needed to undertake the activity would be dependent on the task and attention span of the group. (About 15 minutes)

Written Submission (250-350words)

(a)          Briefly outline the activity selected and describe how you would conduct it.

(b)        Include images of all the items/materials you will need to use.

(c)        Justify the appropriateness of the activity for the group of 3 – 5-year olds, indicating the opportunities which would enhance age -appropriate developmental learnings.

(d)         Explain briefly your understanding of the practicalities of running this activity in a group childcare setting.

(e)         Identify any safety issues related to your learning experience and describe ways that you would ensure the safety of the children.

(f)          List five questions that you would use with the children to promote their learning and development.

The written submission forwarded to Amanda Webb at Innisfail State College by Thursday 7th October 2021.

  • Students are not to send in examples of their activity with their written submissions. 
  • The winner/runners up will be the students who best meet the task requirements outlined above.

The competition is open to all students who study Early Childhood Education in Years 11 & 12.

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st August, 2021


Downloads

1. DED EARLY CHILDHOOD AWARDS 2021.docx


For more details, please contact the coordinator shown below:

Coordinator: Amanda Webb

Phone: 4078 0222

Email: ajweb0@eq.edu.au

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