Environment makeover. National Quality Standard ideas to actions
Environment makeover. National Quality Standard ideas to actions is a Commonwealth of Australia funded documentary produced and brought to you by Early Childhood Australia (ECA).
This video documents a services development and implementation of a working quality improvement plan (QIP) focused on aspects of Quality Area 3: Physical Environment. This process of developing and implementing the QIP will demonstrate the way in which improving the physical environment will impact on all seven quality areas of the National Quality Standard (NQS). More...
About this documentary
For early childhood educators this documentary will help to prompt reflection on what makes a physical environment effective. Online resources to accompany the videos will help other services to work through a similar process – analysing and critically reflecting on their own environments and starting to think differently about the role of the physical environment in supporting children’s learning and wellbeing.
This documentary illustrates everyday experiences occurring in an early childhood setting and they have not been chosen to depict excellent practice but rather to provoke discussion and to support ‘a lively culture of professional inquiry’ (EYLF, p. 13 and Guide to the National Quality Standard , p. 119). This is a very important point—the aim is not to criticize and the discussion should not centre on either ‘liking’ or ‘not liking’ what educators do. However, educators can gain valuable perspectives and insights that apply to their own setting and age groups when they use the documentary as a basis for reflection, discussion and taking action.
Discuss this video
We welcome the early childhood education and care community’s input on this project. You will be able to pose your questions, comments and thoughts through the NQS PLP online Forum, Facebook page or by email. We hope this will help many educators be inspired and invigorated to use their QIP to make changes and real improvements in how they support young children’s ongoing learning.
Video Download Procedure
To download the full version of these videos, please go to http://vimeo.com/join and make sure you have registered and logged in. Go to the following links for each video:
Episode 1: http://vimeo.com/47084743
Episode 2: http://vimeo.com/51408194
Episode 3: http://vimeo.com/53396382
Episode 4: http://vimeo.com/58358267
Episode 5: http://vimeo.com/60613917
FULL version: http://vimeo.com/62842014
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