About the session: 11.00am - 12.00pm Day 2

Louise Dorrat, Early Childhood Consultant
Intentional teaching: Where do I begin?

Intentional educators are able to explain what they are doing and why they are doing it. Sometimes ‘Intentional Teaching’ is purposefully doing nothing. 

Intentional Teaching involves educators being deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful in their decisions and actions (NQS 1.2.1). 

This includes being intentional in providing an anti-bias curriculum and the opposite of teaching by rote or continuing with traditions simply because things have ‘always’ been done that way (EYLF, p15).

This interactive and practical session will explore being intentional and what that looks like in practice, including:

  • Developing a range of ‘Intentional teaching’ strategies including listening, demonstrating, showing interest, open ended questions and doing nothing
  • Being intentional in providing an anti-bias curriculum and inclusive environment
  • Identifying books, resources and materials that promote gender equity
  • Understanding the intentional positioning of resources and the structuring of the learning environment