REsearch Conversations 2021 - September Meeting

Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021

Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm (AEST)


Category: NSW Network

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Program Description

Thank you to everyone who joined us for your contributions and investment at our RESearchConversation meeting on Thursday 22nd July 2021.

Jess, Virginia, and I look forward to welcoming you back to a space of relationship and collaboration, discussing threads of possibilities that we can explore more deeply together.

Following on from our last encounter there seems to be considerable interest in exploring how ideas emerge and are made visible and questions around our role, are we listeners, are we interpreters, are we both or are we … other thoughts?

Drawing is one of the hundred languages of children we would like to dive more deeply into.

Is there a relationship between drawing and thinking?

Can you draw an idea?

Can you listen to a drawing?

What do drawings reveal?

Please share a drawing during or before the meeting. If you email it to by Monday 13th September we can add it to a sharing screen for us all to see.

The art of listening
“The teacher, then, is a listener, a creator of rich learning environments, a giver of time, a respecter of otherness. But the teacher must also be prepared to challenge, contest, and confront children; to question their theories, to offer alternative possibilities, to provoke their thinking” (Moss, 2019, p 78)

The art of interpreting

“There is a big difference in having something interpreted for you as opposed to translated. Good interpreting can capture the idioms and cultural contexts that word for word translations cannot. This experience caused me to reflect on the importance of language, its nuances and complexities, and how these interact. The simple and complex conclusion I have reached is that words are important, and especially so when it comes to describing the work undertaken in early childhood education and care (ECEC).” Karen Hope (The Sector 2020).

To build the integrity of the research we undertake each year, and to support the developing group dynamic in building relationships of inquiry, we ask those joining to commit ahead of time to attend as many meetings as possible each year.