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Developing respectful and responsive relationships with families, carers and colleagues is a core responsibility of educational leaders in Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) settings.

This Melbourne MicroCert offers early childhood leaders and aspirational leaders a deeper understanding of how to build and sustain collaborative practices.

Discover how collaborative partnerships support learning

Engage with contemporary theories, models, local data and practices to explore how collaborative partnerships can enable new understandings of effective teaching and create pathways that support child learning and development.

Understand how leaders can foster collaboration

Use research and policy documents to analyse the relationship between educational leadership and collaborative partnerships. Examine how collaborative partnerships are linked to assessment for learning, intentional teaching and planning, and how leaders can support these practices.

Gain strategies for collaborative approaches

Explore a range of collaborative approaches including the pedagogy of listening, co-facilitation of professional learning, coaching, yarning, reflective practice, and multidisciplinary case meetings.

Apply your knowledge to future planning

Assess the current family engagement practices at your own centre and map the early childhood services in your local area. Use your new knowledge to inform future collaborative approaches within this context.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Associate Professor Jane Page OAM

Associate Professor; Senior Researcher, REEaCh Hub

Jane has 30 years' experience in early childhood as a teacher, director and in academia. She has worked on and led numerous projects with state and local governments and the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) such as the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership's Leading Learning in Early Childhood Settings program; and projects concerning quality pedagogy and the impact of evidence-based interventions for vulnerable children in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Educational Leadership in Early Childhood series

This series is designed for early childhood educators and educational leaders who want to enhance leadership qualities and practices. You'll gain practical insights that can help you drive better learning outcomes for children and better support and lead staff.

It offers a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching. See course details for more information.

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For individuals

To take Leading Learning through Partnerships as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$750.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Leading Learning through Partnerships, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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