Professional Learning in Early Childhood: Lessons from the KidsMatter Mental Health Initiative

Rosalind Murray-Harvey, Helen Askell-Williams

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    Abstract

    This paper evaluates staff’s perspectives about their professional learning during the KidsMatter mental health promotion initiative in 111 selected Australian early childhood (EC) centres. Mental health promotion is a relatively new curriculum area. Furthermore, professional learning itself is a new undertaking for many EC staff. Data for this study included (1) Staff questionnaires collected at four time points (2) Staff feedback about the professional learning and (3) Facilitators’ reports on the
    quality of implementation of the KidsMatter initiative.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1004-1005
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event15th Biennial Conference EARLI 2013: "Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning" - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 27 Aug 201331 Aug 2013

    Conference

    Conference15th Biennial Conference EARLI 2013
    CountryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period27/08/1331/08/13

    Keywords

    • Early Childhood
    • KidsMatter
    • Mental Health

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