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Previous Early Years Twilight Seminars

View videos and presentation notes from professional learning sessions presented by the VCAA's Early Years Unit.

Assessment of children as confident and involved learners

This seminar (Wednesday 15 May 2019) launched the VCAA resource, Assessment of Children as Confident and Involved Learners in Early Childhood Education and Care: Literature Review.

This literature review, led by Dr Jen Jackson and Dr Dan Cloney, sets out, in the context of the VEYLDF Learning Outcome:

  • how to define children as confident and involved learners
  • explores the principles for assessing children
  • a summary of tools for assessing children
  • an evaluation of these tools.

The seminar featured both researchers in a discussion with Suzy Chandler, Executive Director, Curriculum, VCAA.

Panel guests

Dr Jen Jackson joined the Mitchell Institute (Victoria University) as Education Policy Lead in 2019. Dr Jackson's key interests are education system improvement, and the research–policy interface, with a particular interest in early childhood education and care, having worked in early childhood policy and regulation, and completed her PhD on early childhood workforce development.

Dr Dan Cloney is a Research Fellow in the Education Policy and Practice Division and a Member of the Centre for Global Education Monitoring at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). He is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Dan's expertise is in early education, cognitive development, and academic achievement.


Video highlights

The context for assessing children's learning

 

The context for assessing children's learning (transcript)

What is learning in the early years?

 

What is learning in the early years? (transcript)

How did the Literature Review connect the VEYLDF to the learning sciences?

 

How did the Literature Review connect the VEYLDF to the learning sciences? (transcript)

What should educators consider when choosing an assessment tool?

 

What should educators consider when choosing an assessment tool? (transcript)

About the assessment tools

 

About the assessment tools (transcript)

Where to from here?

 

Where to from here? (transcript)

How can we break down barriers to educators feeling confident about assessment?

 

How can we break down barriers to educators feeling confident about assessment? (transcript)

View videos of Early Years Twilight Seminars held in 2016–2017.