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Promoting Resilience in Higher Education

Module R

Relationships and the NQS

For our Early Years students we focus on the inherent challenges of developing relationships with staff, and developing confidence as a peer/ colleague with their mentors. At times this may include coping with factors including intimidation. At UOW, our PPP (Professional Partners in Practice) program, where students are placed with an Early Childhood Centre for the duration of their degree, giving context to their studies, also supports this learning. The BRiTE modules are integral for supporting students to explore this aspect of their professional practice. Relationships with families are central to the Early Years context. For example, in the situation where one is feeling bullied or intimidated by a parent, individuals need other options for responding to the parent/carer than moving to a defensive stance.

Topics NQS - Quality areas and standards

Maintaining support networks

Building relationships in new environments

QA4. Staffing Arrangements

Standard 4.2  Management, educators and staff are collaborative, respectful and ethical.

QA5 Relationships with Children

Standard 5.1 Respectful and equitable relationships are developed and maintained with each child.

Standard 5.2  Each child is supported to build and maintain sensitive and responsive relationships.

QA6 Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities

Standard 6.1 Respectful  relationships with families are developed and maintained and families are supported in their parenting role.

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