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2010

Resources made available by 2010 Conference presenters

MTA Keynote Address

Professor Tony Attwood
Key Note and Master Class presenter: Professor Tony Attwood

International Trends in Behaviour Guidance Approaches - Keynote Presenter: Professor Tony Attwood

Over the last few years there have been significant developments in the areas of affective education and improving social understanding. Affective education was originally a part of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help children understand and manage emotions. The latest developments are for the strategies to now be available to teachers for classroom activities that can benefit the whole class or specific individuals.

The social understanding programmes have been designed to help children who have difficulties making friends and understanding social situations, recognize the social codes, and the thoughts and feelings of others, using a variety of strategies such as Social Stories™, Comic Strip Conversations and computer based programmes.

To be successful the programmes need to be implemented at home as well as at school. This presentation outlined some of the difficulties that can occur when trying to work in collaboration with parents, and some of the issues at home that may be affecting emotions and social behaviour.

The final section of the keynote address focused on identifying signs of depression and anxiety in young children and strategies that can be implemented in the classroom to improve self-image and self-confidence.

THE 2010 ECTA STATE CONFERENCE


The annual ECTA STATE Conference was held at John Paul College, Daisy Hill, Brisbane on Saturday 26 June, 2010.

A highly successful day of learning - more details as the Committee adjust to 'days after this event'.

2010 Masterclasses


The details of the 2010 AM (Session 2) and PM (Session4) Masterclasses are as follows:

FlowerandHart MASTERCLASS - SESSION 2 - AM -Strategies for guiding children with aggressive behaviours including Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) - Presented by Professor Tony Attwood


Professor Tony Attwood
Key Note and Master Class presenter: Professor Tony Attwood

The structure of the Masterclass was based on information provided by the delegates at the Conference with questions submitted before the Conference via email to info@ecta.org.au or at the Conference into a box at the ECTA stand during the Morning Tea break. The content included discussion of why a child may become aggressive and defiant and what is realistically possible within a typical classroom.

MASTERCLASS - SESSION 2 - AM - Building resilience in children - Presented by Pam Linke


Pam Linke
Masterclass presenter: Pam Linke

Resilience is the ability to cope in spite of adversity. Over recent years there has been a great deal of research into resilience, looking at why some children who are exposed to adversity seem to be able to cope and why others do not. Many of the risk factors and the resilience factors occur in early childhood. This Masterclass explored both risk and coping factors focusing on what early childhood educators can do to help develop life-long resilience in young children

MASTERCLASS - SESSION 4 - PM - Bullying - is it relevant to early childhood? Presented by Pam Linke


Pam Linke
Masterclass presenter: Pam Linke

Bullying is of growing concern in the community and has very serious consequences both for the child who bullies and the victim. This Masterclass looked at the early signs of bullying, at what early childhood educators can do to prevent it in the physical and personal environments, what educators can do to help young children who are being bullied or who bully and how we can work with their parents. Prevention and early intervention have the best chance of success.

MASTER CLASS - Session 2 - AM - The Bastardisation of Play - Presented by Louis Bradfield


Louis Bradfield
Masterclass presenter: Louis Bradfield

Maridahdi Early Childhood Community School has moved away from the use of the word 'play' in its work with children. This presentation was an opportunity to explore and discuss why that is. Bradfield's interest is in how 'play', under the guise of supposed 'child centeredness', has experienced a significant shift away from children and their agendas.
"The child must have ownership if it is to be called 'play'. If it doesn't have a direct connection to the child, if the agenda is not theirs, if adults have hijacked an idea, it is not play." Bradfield (2008)

MASTERCLASS - SESSION 4 - PM - 'The Arts' - Identifying elements of the arts that present children with opportunities to tell 'their stories' - Presented by Louis Bradfield


Louis Bradfield
Masterclass presenter: Louis Bradfield

This presentation presented the 'thinking' around the inclusion of 'The Arts' at Maridahdi Early Childhood Community School, with specific reference to work by Cannella.
"Choice for children is actually an illusion. ……..through the use of materials and experiences, adults actually control the choices that surround children and the capacity for follow-through when choices are made." Cannella (p.121:1997)
This session included the practical application ie 'how it looks' for children at Maridahdi.

AM and PM Workshops


Details of all other workshops and presenters are available via the AM and PM workshop links below.

2010 Workshop Program - AM Session 2
Click on the workshop link for a sysnopsis of the workshop. Click on the photos for more information about the workshop presenters. 

2010 Workshop Program PM Session 4
Click on the workshop link for a sysnopsis of the workshop. Click on the photos for more information about the workshop presenters. 

Feedback already received about the 2010 conference
Thank you 4 organising Tony Attwood 2 b our guest speaker.My highlight! I was very impressed by the organisational skills of those people behind...