NZTC Symposium program announced
Professor Claire McLachlan
The 2017 NZTC Symposium is less than two weeks away, and we cannot wait to welcome early childhood education professionals from all over New Zealand to this much-anticipated event on the college calendar!
Programs for the events in Auckland and Christchurch have been announced, with a diverse line-up of presentations about a wide range of topics related to this year’s theme – ‘Children… The heart of curriculum’.
International early childhood education specialist Dr Sue Bredekamp will attend the symposium as keynote speaker to share her extensive knowledge and expertise ranging from developmentally appropriate practice and curriculum, to teaching and professional development.
NZTC Advisory Committee member Professor Claire McLachlan, who is the Head of School at the Te Hononga School of Curriculum at The University of Waikato, will be conducting a plenary about the relaunch of Te Whāriki at the Auckland symposium.
Widely published in the field of early childhood curriculum, assessment and evaluation, and pedagogy, Professor McLachlan will be able to provide an in-depth perspective of the revision, as she was a part of the hand-selected review team of independent experts who wrote the updated version.
Auckland symposium attendees can also look forward to curriculum-related presentations that focus on topics such as cultural competence, health and wellbeing in ECE, the visual arts, STEM, and curriculum approaches including Steiner, RIE, Reggio Emilia and Montessori.
In Christchurch, presentations about the revised Te Whāriki, involving parents in curriculum, attachment theory and neuroscience, and incorporating He Taonga into practice are set to broaden people’s scope of curriculum.
Don’t miss out on this professional development opportunity – click on the links below and register today!