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Reflections Magazine : Reflections Issue 61, 2015
19 REFLECTIONS • GOWRIE AUSTRALIA • SUMMER 2015 - ISSUE 61 Conference Series Delve into the complexities, challenges and opportunities of meaningful inclusion for children with disabilities. Within Reggio Emilia philosophy, children with disabilities are considered as having special rights that need to be honoured by educators. These two conferences will bring voices of experts, families, educators and leaders to consider questions of children’s rights, family experiences and the realities of working with children in education and care settings. Long Day Care services can use their LDCPDP funding to attend these conferences. Cost per participant $165 per conference day* (a discount will apply if you have registered for more than one conference in this series) Understanding behaviours Working with children with special rights can be complex work. If we can support practitioners/educators/leaders to develop deeper understandings about expected behaviours and children’s communication, this could provide tools to support practical inclusion on a day-to-day basis. A particular focus will be hands-on, practical strategies to develop educator’s confidence in working with children with special rights and their families. Friday, 26 Feb 2016 | 9.30am - 3pm Pavilion on the Park, South Terrace, Adelaide Gowrie South Australia Understanding inclusion Our aim is to build the capacity of centres and educators to fulfil their moral and legal obligations in relation to inclusion. This involves educators developing a robust, philosophical belief in the importance of inclusion as a social responsibility. The focus will be on principles that can be applied in working with all children with special rights. Friday, 26 Aug 2016 | 9.30am - 3pm Pavilion on the Park, South Terrace, Adelaide Photo:SarahJoy-FeltTipsCCbySA2.0 Will you be in Adelaide for the Fringe Festival during Feb-March? If so - you may wish to attend Understanding Behaviours whilst you are here! www.directions.org.au/events/conferences/ * No cancellation but you may share a registration Register now! Inclusion Matters! is a joint offering of: richer with the involvement of smaller groups. We have also found ourselves bringing the indoor environment into the outdoors more. Overall, the outcome of the project has been beneficial for the children, educators, service, and in particular, our preschool room. As part of the project, we organised a presentation and we decided to present our findings in a circular formation. This represented our journey within our service, a continuous cycle of improvement that we hope to continue. We feel that this is a subject we would like to continue to focus on in our Quality Improvement Plan, ensuring continuous improvements of our practices and outcomes for children. We want to keep the momentum going by continually adding to the inspiration wall and researching indoor/outdoor practice. We also want to involve families to see what they have noticed and to enquire about what they would like to see more of. Our journey of discovery continues.
Reflections Issue 60 Spring 2015