Category: Early Learning

Articles on early childhood education

Walking alongside a teacher’s career

Sharon Carlson has worked as a Kindergarten teacher, Head teacher and consultant. In this blog post, she talks about reporting and assessment in teaching and the launch of Storypark’s new teacher portfolios. As teachers, we have to show evidence of our own learning and progression as well as that of the children we work with. In Australia, many centres are...

/ October 6, 2014

Musings on teachers’ professional learning and Storypark

The following post has been written by Joce Nuttall, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University and advisor to Storypark. It offers some provocative questions, astute observations and interesting ideas for educators.  I have a passionate interest in the learning and development of early childhood teachers. I know that Storypark was initially motivated by wanting to share stories...

/ July 8, 2014

Pam Cubey, on schemas and the delight in understanding children’s learning

I still feel that young children are totally enchanting.  I find myself observing them with delight, and reflecting on what they are doing and thinking about as they play . – Pam Cubey Where to start with introducing Pam Cubey? With almost 60 years contributing to early childhood education (ECE) thinking and practice both in NZ and internationally this is no...

/ April 15, 2014

10 Great Apps for Early Childhood Development

Education is on shifting ground as technology has made it possible to connect, record and educate children with more and more exciting tools. With so many tools and apps available, it’s hard to know where to begin. Many “educational” apps offer little in the way of education and there are many “entertainment” apps that can be quite educational. So how do...

/ November 29, 2012