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Implementing Aistear through a Síolta lens

Bleach, Margaret, J. (2011) Implementing Aistear through a Síolta lens. In: Our Children - Our Future Conference, PLE-Pedagogy, Learning and Education Research Conference, 20-21 October 2011, IT Sligo.

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Abstract

This paper examines how a continuous professional development programme supported fourteen community-based Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) centres in two disadvantaged areas in Ireland to implement Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (Aistear) (NCCA 2009) using Síolta, The Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (Síolta) (CECDE 2006).

Action research was chosen as a research methodology as its process of identifying a problem, planning an intervention, implementing the intervention and evaluating the outcome (McNiff and Whitehead 2006), allowed for ownership of both the process and change. In addition, action research is closely related to the Síolta Standard 8: Planning and Evaluation (CECDE 2006), which ECCE settings are expected to implement. This would help the practitioners develop the skills needed to implement Aistear and to learn how to improve teaching and learning through the successful management of innovation and change.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract only. Full text not available from this repository.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Early childhood education
Divisions: Early Learning Initiative Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 13:14
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 12:43
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1135

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