Contains 8 Videos
Childcare workers are asked to commit themselves physically, emotionally and psychologically to their work. It’s a position of great responsibility – but when done well, it is a genuinely rewarding career. Achieving well in this area however demands a detailed knowledge of how to work safely with children. In this programme we examine health and hygiene, safe supervision, safe travel, and health and first aid. Filmed in the workplace, and filled with practical information providing real-world perspectives and examples, this is an engaging look at some of the key skills required in the childcare industry today. Show Less
This programme is a must for viewers who are studying to become child care workers. It offers an insightful and practical introduction to caring for children in both day care and kindergarten settings. We meet Pedagogy Leader Catherine Lees and Teacher Lin Xue at a typical day care centre. We observe them at work and discuss important issues such as physical care, helping children understand their own physical needs, encouraging responsibility, and responding to emotional needs. We also learn how to assist children with hygiene, safety and exercise, and how to create a stable environment, foster independence and show empathy to children. Show Less
In the face of ever increasing levels of diversity, educators are grappling to create and maintain inclusive learning cultures and environments. As facilitators of learning we must develop awareness of, and respond to, the diversity of our learners. This programme provides an essential introduction to inclusive learning by exploring strategies that promote diversity and support inclusion. We also discover how organisations can improve the workplace through encouraging a positive learning culture and adopting inclusive learning practices. Through implementing inclusive learning practices, educators and trainers can provide learning and assessment that embraces and encourages diversity in the learning environment. Show Less
Learning is a lifelong activity. Without realising it, adults continually learn throughout their lives in an informal way. However as the population ages, and the nature of jobs and work change, we need to address the perceived barriers faced by many adult learners in more formal situations. In this programme we introduce the key principles of adult learning, including learning styles and some specific difficulties faced by older individuals. By understanding the barriers adult learners face, facilitators can help unlock potential advantages, decrease barriers to adult learning, and take advantage of the methods available to best engage and support adults in their on-going education. Show Less
Learning is a part of life. We learn many different things in a variety of ways. For educators, it's all about finding the most effective learning styles for each individual to achieve success in the teaching environment. This programme describes three main learning styles - visual, auditory and kinaesthetic - and the four personality types that all individuals display. It provides concrete examples of the main styles and encourages all educators to learn more about the composition of their classes. By making the effort to cater for different styles of individual adult learners and varying teaching techniques, teachers and students can experience successful learning outcomes. Show Less
Governments give education a high profile but today it is increasingly about targets, testing and technology. And some people disagree with this narrow approach. There's now a lot of evidence to show that emotions play a big part in how we think and make decisions and therefore fostering emotional literacy can improve academic performance, communication skills and self-confidence. This is a fascinating look at the work of Antidote as for the first time they take a whole school approach to introducing children to their emotions and questioning and reasoning skills - with some stunning results. Inspiring and thought-provoking professional development for teachers. Show Less
This programme introduces students and parents to the place of VET in senior school education and the advantages in completing a VET study.