Promoting Resilience in Higher Education
“All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation.”
As part of our authentic case, we reviewed the mapping of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). The five principles within the EYLF reflect contemporary theories and research evidence concerning children’s learning and early childhood pedagogy, and underpin the practices that focus on assisting all children to make progress in relation to Learning Outcomes, including their transition to school.
- Principle 1: Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships
- Principle 2: Partnerships (focus on families and support professionals)
- Principle 3: High expectations and equity
- Principle 4: Respect for diversity
- Principle 5: Ongoing learning and reflective practice (build professional knowledge and develop learning communities)
There are many ways of living, being and of knowing. The EYLF reminds us that all children are born ‘belonging’ to a culture, which is not only influenced by traditional practices, heritage and ancestral knowledge, but also by the experiences, values and beliefs of individual families and communities – developing their ‘being’ and ‘becoming’. All these principles of quality programs make personal demands on Early Years teachers contributing to their need for resilience.