Teaching Education And Care Quality Authority Essay

1927 Words Apr 13th, 2016 8 Pages
Behind every successful early childhood centre and educator, there is a core believe. Having a philosophy included in a centre’s quality improvement plan is an actual requirement of the Education and Care Services National Regulations (Australian Children 's Education and Care Quality Authority [ACECQA], 2015). The purpose of having a philosophy according to Sims & Hutchins (2011) is to ‘provide the program with a framework for action’ (p 88). Philosophies in a education centre construes the various theoretical perspectives, beliefs and values that a centre and its educators, families, children, and community holds.
Your educational philosophy is your beliefs about why, what and how you teach, whom you teach, and about the nature of learning which is developed over time and experience. It is a set of core believes that guides professional action through the events and issues which teachers come across daily with their children and centre (Cohen, 1999). It is important to have a clear educational vision or philosophy statement as this will give the centre a purpose (Arthur, Beecher, Death, Dockett, & Farmer, 2012). Educators who perform with a purpose will find themselves more focused, invigorated and motivated in their teaching and practices. A clear educational philosophy helps an educator and the centre as a whole to stay true to their core beliefs as it helps them to stay focused on the good, amazing, bad and challenging days as it provides life and direction (Concordia…

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