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Promoting Resilience in Higher Education

Module T

Taking initiative and the NQS

For our Eearly Years students,  we focus on the importance of resilience and functionality, and problem-solving strategies.  Potential class / forum discussion topics include:

  • reflection on one student and having multiple solutions versus being reactionary and having no Plan B. This involves self-regulation;
  • consideration of how Early Years teachers engage with families when lacking confidence, including the conversations with parents at drop-off and pick-up, and respectful dialogue with mentors and families; 
  • conflict resolution skills which include problem solving ability, identifying solutions and alternatives, being able to be planned and proactive rather than reactive, and being flexible rather than having a fixed response.
Topic NQS - Quality areas and standards

Problem solving

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.

Standard 6.2 Collaborative partnerships enhance children’s inclusion, learning and wellbeing.

QA7. Governance and Leadership

Standard 7.1 Governance supports the operation of a quality service

Standard 7.2  Effective leadership promotes a positive organisational culture and builds a professional learning community.

Ongoing professional learning

Communicating effectively

Australian Government