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Learn how to use census data to support holistic learning in kindy

 
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Have you ever wondered how to use the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) to help you plan, assess and reflect on children’s learning and development in kindergarten?

You can find out more in the new Teaching in kindy: linking the Australian Early Development Census and Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG) teacher professional development (PD) package.

The package, focusing on teaching practices linking the AEDC and QKLG to support children’s holistic learning and development, consists of 4 parts:

  1. Overview of the AEDC and why it is considered a critical dataset.
  2. Practical look at how teachers and educators can use the AEDC when planning, assessing and reflecting on children’s learning and development at kindy.
  3. Applying what you have learnt about the AEDC and planning.
  4. Review of where to find the data and where to go for more information, including interactive websites, fact sheets, national reports and user guides.

Services can present the PD in a range of formats, including facilitated electronically via video conferencing or face to face with a group, or worked through independently as a self-paced module.

The package, available on the Learning Place, includes a PowerPoint presentation, a worksheet to apply learning through a case study, response exemplars to support discussion and reflection, a resource sheet to support practice and a guide to support facilitation or self-paced learning.

The AEDC is a national progress measure monitoring how children are developing as they transition into their first year of school based on 5 key domains.

It is the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world.

Information gained from the census helps to shape the future and wellbeing of children by providing evidence to support education, health and community policy and planning.

The fifth AEDC data collection will take place from 4 May to 25 June 2021.

Learn more about the AEDC on the Australian Early Development Census page.

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Last updated 25 February 2021