Over the past decade, there has been considerable interest in the importance of leadership in the area of early learning. We have come to understand that the most important work a leader in this field can do is to support and promote quality early learning environments for children. Beyond administrative leadership, this requires pedagogical leadership.
Pedagogical leadership requires us to rethink the way we work and learn together with other adults. We know that growth and development takes time. Like children, adults learn best when they are interested and engaged. The pedagogical leader nurtures dispositions that are useful for educators in their day-to-day practice. Dispositions such as curiosity, openness, resiliency and purposefulness help to create a culture where there is less focus on teaching and more on how learning takes place for both the child and the adult.
Webinar on Pedagogical Leadership
- Future of learning and teaching
- Developing competencies and contributions of young children beyond traditional checklists
- Engaging students and society at large
- Value, promote and celebrate respect for diversity, equity and inclusion
- How do we engage educators in thinking about environments, experiences and the daily life of the classroom in ways that will challenge and meet up with children’s lively minds?
- How do we study and articulate play and inquiry as learning?
- How do we develop a culture of reflective practice so that professional development happens day after day in the classroom as we work with children and each other?
- Understand how Shared leadership works!