This engaging clip provides clear and precise instructions to students who wish to develop fluency and neatness in their handwriting. A difficult skill to master, handwriting requires practice of simple, repeatable exercises such as those presented in this program. Left-handed writing is also addressed, with useful tips accompanied by graphic demonstrations. Show Less
Childcare workers are asked to commit themselves physically, emotionally and psychologically to their work. It’s a position of great responsibility – but when done well, it is a genuinely rewarding career. Achieving well in this area however demands a detailed knowledge of how to work safely with children. In this programme we examine health and hygiene, safe supervision, safe travel, and health and first aid. Filmed in the workplace, and filled with practical information providing real-world perspectives and examples, this is an engaging look at some of the key skills required in the childcare industry today. Show Less
This programme is a must for viewers who are studying to become child care workers. It offers an insightful and practical introduction to caring for children in both day care and kindergarten settings. We meet Pedagogy Leader Catherine Lees and Teacher Lin Xue at a typical day care centre. We observe them at work and discuss important issues such as physical care, helping children understand their own physical needs, encouraging responsibility, and responding to emotional needs. We also learn how to assist children with hygiene, safety and exercise, and how to create a stable environment, foster independence and show empathy to children. Show Less
In the face of ever increasing levels of diversity, educators are grappling to create and maintain inclusive learning cultures and environments. As facilitators of learning we must develop awareness of, and respond to, the diversity of our learners. This programme provides an essential introduction to inclusive learning by exploring strategies that promote diversity and support inclusion. We also discover how organisations can improve the workplace through encouraging a positive learning culture and adopting inclusive learning practices. Through implementing inclusive learning practices, educators and trainers can provide learning and assessment that embraces and encourages diversity in the learning environment. Show Less
For many young people, the school environment is a place of learning, creating friendships, forging an identity and searching for a direction in life. However, there are some students who have difficulty in actively engaging in the learning process and therefore run the risk of not completing their school education. 'The Empty Desk' is a practical and informative programme that focuses on how educators can identify and assist students at risk. It introduces what 'student at risk' is, examines the causes of disengagement and provides strategies that educators can use in the classroom to build a strong teacher student relationship. Also featured are interviews with teachers from The Pavilion School, Melbourne. Show Less
Learning is a lifelong activity. Without realising it, adults continually learn throughout their lives in an informal way. However as the population ages, and the nature of jobs and work change, we need to address the perceived barriers faced by many adult learners in more formal situations. In this programme we introduce the key principles of adult learning, including learning styles and some specific difficulties faced by older individuals. By understanding the barriers adult learners face, facilitators can help unlock potential advantages, decrease barriers to adult learning, and take advantage of the methods available to best engage and support adults in their on-going education. Show Less
Governments give education a high profile but today it is increasingly about targets, testing and technology. And some people disagree with this narrow approach. There's now a lot of evidence to show that emotions play a big part in how we think and make decisions and therefore fostering emotional literacy can improve academic performance, communication skills and self-confidence. This is a fascinating look at the work of Antidote as for the first time they take a whole school approach to introducing children to their emotions and questioning and reasoning skills - with some stunning results. Inspiring and thought-provoking professional development for teachers. Show Less
This programme introduces students and parents to the place of VET in senior school education and the advantages in completing a VET study.