Facilitated Professional Development

Intensive ECE Professional Development Programme

The aim of intensive professional development is to assist early childhood teachers and management to develop effective teaching practices based on Te Whaariki and other relevant best evidence, to enable the best possible learning outcomes for children. In particular, the programme aims to develop, support and strengthen:

Teaching and learning practices

Effective teaching practices that are responsive to Maori and Pasifika learners and their families

Curriculum that is responsive to the cultural and social context of the families the ECE service works with

The focus for this ECE Professional Development Programme is on targeting:

locations with low rates of ECE participation to support quality provision in those communities;

services that are likely to enrol children who have the greatest potential benefit to make from participating in quality early childhood education (Maori, Pasifika and children from low socio-economic areas).

This programme will include ECE services that MIT has been contracted to work with by the Ministry of Education in target locations. These centres will be approached individually and encouraged to join the intensive professional development programme for at least one year.

For a full outline of the Intensive Professional Development Programme, please read the attached document here…

Facilitated Self Inquiry

The aim is to implement a process of continuous self inquiry that will help solve current challenges as well as developing patterns for improving and strengthening early childhood service practices during and after the period in which the professional development cycle is completed. The expected outcome is improved teaching practice which contributes to high quality learning outcomes for children.

Approach to Facilitated Self Inquiry professional development:

ECE services will be invited to apply to join a community of practice based on a shared interest in a specific theme or goal for the facilitated self inquiry. The Ministry of Education requires the funded professional development to be based on specific focus areas. These themes will form the foci for each community of practice. The professional development themes are;

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Developing children’s social competence
  • Education and care of infants and toddlers
  • Transitions
  • Leadership

Valuing language, culture and identity is central to all of the programmes in order to maximise the potential of children.

For a full outline of the Facilitated Self Inquiry Programme, please read the attached document here…

Manukau Institute of Technology Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programmes

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