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Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Aline-Wendy Dunlop


Aline-Wendy Dunlop has visited New Zealand several times in the past few years as part of the international Pedagogies of Educational Transitions Project, spanning Sweden, Scotland, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand.

This research includes a ten-year longitudinal study of 150 children, which will allow conclusions to be drawn between the two major educational transitions: entry to primary education, and subsequent entry to secondary education.

Aline-Wendy was awarded an MBE in June 2013 for services to autism and early childhood in Scotland.

We are very lucky to have Aline-Wendy with us at the conference.  Her topic is: The Child’s Curriculum: A Gift

Aline-Wendy will speak about how curriculum reform has often been used as an educational policy tool, leading to shifts in the roles and responsibilities of early educators in early childhood practices both nationally and internationally. She will draw on her knowledge of ECE tradition in New Zealand and Scotland to provide context on how an understanding of the child’s curriculum may be a gift to ensure an enlightened ECE policy and curriculum moving forward.

For more detailed information on Aline-Wendy’s topic, click here.
If you would like to hear Aline-Wendy and take part in the 55th Te Rito Maioha Annual Conference then click this link to register!

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