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Children painting at immigration centre

This is a photograph of immigrant children painting outside the preschool play centre at the Scheyville Immigration Centre near Windsor, north-west of Sydney, in 1960. Three young girls and a boy are painting at easels on a lawn outside the converted Nissan hut that housed the play centre. A smiling woman is supervising them.

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Bush Preschool

The teacher takes her preschool class outside the school environment to experience a ‘Bush Preschool’ program. The program is modelled on an exemplary Victorian preschool program. As a preschool educator, she wants her students to take risks, trust themselves and others, to feel success, to be inspired, and to connect with ...

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Horsehead nebula

This is a colour photograph of a gas- and dust-filled region in the constellation Orion. Dark material, resembling a horse's head chess piece, is silhouetted in contrast to the upper backdrop of a soft pink-red glow, from where wispy filaments stream out. A bright pink-yellow region at lower left spotlights contorted dark ...

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Indigenous students at school, c1941

This black-and-white photograph shows five Indigenous Australian children at school. Shot in close-up the photograph shows the young children gazing attentively, pencils in hand. They are seated in two crowded rows at long wooden desks and have half-size exercise books in addition to their pencils.

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Animal weapons: dolphin

This is a colour clip showing dolphins, among the most intelligent mammals and most versatile hunters, using different methods for catching prey in different situations. When hunting alone dolphins use their sonar to locate fish, pursuing them at about 32 kilometres per hour. They make continuous movements of their head ...

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Children playing at immigration centre

This is a photograph, taken in 1952, of immigrant children taking part in manipulative play at the preschool play centre in the Scheyville Immigration Centre. Neatly groomed European children sit around a table, playing with cut-out games in a rather bare room.

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Submariners, 2005: Acoustic warfare

This clip shows the Australian submarine HMAS 'Rankin' as it takes part in a naval exercise with the US Navy off the coast of Hawaii. The captain, Steve Hussey, plans and executes a strategy to elude detection by the US fleet. This involves initially encouraging his crew to 'make a bit of noise' so that the US ships will ...

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Arts-POP: dance

This is a unit containing material to help teachers plan and implement an early primary dance progam that looks at the theme of 'metamorphosis'. It describes a dance program in which a dance teacher guided a group of early primary children to explore and develop knowledge and ideas about the life cycle of a butterfly, and ...

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Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...

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Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's learning: Community and connectedness

This video shows the importance of connecting with community to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in kindergarten. It includes experienced teachers, authors and community members who suggest strategies to make connections. The resource includes discussion questions for teachers and leaders. The video ...

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Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children's learning: Intentional teaching

This video shows ways to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in kindergarten. The teacher models intentional teaching strategies in multi-modal and multi-sensory learning experiences. The resource includes discussion questions for teachers and leaders. The video is 3 minutes and 50 seconds long and was ...

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Intentional teaching: So many possibilities - Extending children's ideas

This video shows practical examples of a kindergarten teacher using intentional teaching strategies to extend children’s ideas. The teacher facilitates problem solving and encourages children to find reasonable solutions. The resource includes discussion questions for teachers and leaders. The video is 3 minutes and 55 ...

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Intentional teaching: So many possibilities - Responding to children's ideas and interests

This video shows practical examples of a kindergarten teacher using intentional teaching strategies to respond to children's ideas and interests. The teacher uses a real life investigation for children to develop and test hypotheses and explore solutions. The resource includes discussion questions for teachers and leaders. ...

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Intentional teaching: So many possibilities - Learning through routines

This video shows practical examples of a kindergarten teacher using intentional teaching strategies during routines and transitions. The teacher encourages the children to identify risks and ensure their own and others' safety. The resource includes discussion questions for teachers and leaders. The video is 2 minutes and ...

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Intentional teaching: So many possibilities - Group learning

This video shows practical examples of a kindergarten teacher using intentional teaching strategies during group time. The teacher models strategies to settle the group and encourage children to focus and practise listening. The resource includes discussion questions for teachers and leaders. The video is 2 minutes and ...

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Literacy and numeracy strategies

In a literacy and numeracy lesson, a graduate teacher focuses on rhyming, syllabification and pre-literacy skills. The teacher has developed a teaching sequence that integrates both literacy and numeracy strategies, with resources and activities carefully chosen to relate to the rural and farming environment familiar to ...

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Problem solving in block corner

The teacher joins a group of children in a block construction area. She supports a child to plan how to build his desired replica of the MCG and to select his co-workers. She facilitates entry to the 'building site' by other children, modelling and discussing negotiation and collaboration strategies. She provides mathematical ...

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Home and school support learning

A teacher of a prep class acknowledges the influence of a 'play-based approach' on her teaching. This is used to support her students' literacy, numeracy and social skills. The teacher timetables an 'Investigations' session during part of each day when students are allocated specific roles. These include assigning data-recording ...

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Exploring the world

The teacher explores seemingly contradictory issues relating to student safety when describing how she supports students and teachers who use the Rona Glynn Bush Preschool. This learning environment aims to provide children with opportunity to learn through play and exploration, and such play may involve risks. She describes ...

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Modifying learning programs

Here we can see a learning coordinator of a preschool program teaching her class, and leading a team meeting which reviews and analyses the success of the program in order to discuss possible changes for the year ahead. The teachers discuss strategies used to create a productive learning environment that engages students. ...