Course Details

Language Literacy and Critical Thinking


Language, Literacy and Critical Thinking is a professional learning workshop that aims to upskill early childhood educators and staff in strategies for developing curiosity and critical thinking opportunities for children, which then build language and literacy skills.


The workshop aims to increase educators’ understanding of ways to scaffold learning by introducing play-based learning opportunities and continuous provision, which helps build children’s curiosity, analytical thinking, language and literacy. It includes discussion to support educators to plan practical activities that support and extend children’s learning experiences.
The workshop also provides opportunities for educators to share their own knowledge, ideas and strategies to strengthen relationships with families and build links with the home environment to ensure continued learning.

Target Audience:

Educators in preschool settings as part of Victorian School Readiness Funding

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of how to develop curiosity, explorative thinking, and literacy skills in the early years
  • Scaffold learning when introducing STEM concepts, opportunities for investigation, and new language for children to explore
  • Assist with planning for open-ended play, exploration and extension ideas, that focus on child-led opportunities that build critical thinking and exploration of their world

Learning Methods:

Online via Zoom. This is a live interactive session.

Program Benefits:


  • Each participant receives an Educators Toolkit containing picture books. Ideas on how to use these books will be covered during the session.

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time (AEST) Location Available Spaces Cost
Language Literacy and Critical Thinking 7 August 2024 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm Online 25 $400.00
Language Literacy and Critical Thinking 16 October 2024 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm Online 28 $400.00
Language Literacy and Critical Thinking 11 November 2024 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm Online 28 $400.00

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