Shared outcomes for children

We can accomplish more on behalf of, and with, children and families if we have a shared vocabulary for teaching and learning about outcomes for children in vocational and tertiary education programs. The statement of shared outcomes for working with young children helps to facilitate this.

The shared outcomes were identified via

  1. a rigorous and comprehensive review of research evidence;
  2. experiential evidence gathered via online surveys of professionals, workers and families; and
  3. contextual evidence provided by research partners and members of an expert advisory group.

We hope this resource will be used across many disciplines, by educators, lecturers, tutors, and program leaders as a tool for embedding shared outcomes for children in practical and theoretical course components.

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Interdisciplinary map

We can accomplish more on behalf of, and with, children and families if we have a shared understanding about those with whom we work on interdisciplinary teams.

The interdisciplinary map helps to facilitate this by highlighting training and professional requirements in selected children’s services professions. The interdisciplinary map was developed though a comprehensive review of national professional guidelines and requirements.

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Universal essential elements

The universal essential elements outline the knowledge, skills and attributes required for working with children from birth to five years of age and their families.

They bring together the essential elements within and across the disciplines that are required for working within the early years environment. These elements extend across all levels of education provision from AQF 2 - 9.

The universal essential elements were identified via (i) a rigorous and comprehensive review of professional guidelines; (ii) experiential evidence gathered via focus groups with professionals, workers and families; (iii) online surveys of professionals, workers and families, and (iv) contextual evidence provided by research partners and members of an expert advisory group.

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Self-evaluation tool

The purpose of this self-evaluation tool is to provide vocational and tertiary leaders and educators with a structured tool to guide reflection and evaluation on their use of the Interdisciplinary education framework for professionals working in the early years.

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