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Early technical education

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About this workshop

During this seven-hour workshop, you will explore the impact of physical forces through leveraging, lifting, swinging and moving and investigate how engineers utilise these forces. You will define the purpose of engineering and consider what a world without engineering would be like.

The workshop will help you recognise opportunities for technical learning in everyday life and show you how to scaffold children’s eagerness to invent, produce, analyse and experiment. You will recognise individual preferences in technical education and explore your own technical approach.

By the end of this workshop, you will know how to integrate technical education into your setting in age-appropriate ways.

This workshop aligns with the principles, practices and outcomes of the EYLF, NQF and the Australian Curriculum.

Topic description

This STEM learning opportunity will help you:

  • learn how to recognise opportunities for technical education
  • explore invention, production, analysis and experimentation as facets of engineering
  • recognise individual preferences in technical education and explore your own technical approach
  • discover physical forces while leveraging, lifting, swinging and moving
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice

You will also receive comprehensive materials with lots of STEM ideas and information about inquiry-based practices.

Who should do this course?

This workshop is designed for early childhood educators and teachers, educational leaders and leaders with managerial responsibilities.

There are no prerequisites for this STEM Engineering workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

Something to think about before the workshop:

  • What do children love to invent, test, analyse or produce?
  • How do I approach technical issues?

Feedback from previous Engineering workshops

Springboard thinking

Love the ideas, they really help to springboard thinking about how to implement in the classroom.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T14:28:37+10:00

Engineering, Kim, WA

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Love the ideas, they really help to springboard thinking about how to implement in the classroom.

Hands-on activities

Hands-on activities and opportunity for group discussion.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T14:33:55+10:00

Engineering, WA

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Hands-on activities and opportunity for group discussion.

Team building was great

Team building was great. I came away feeling excited to try activities out with my Kinder group.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T15:11:19+10:00

Engineering, Toyota workshop, Melbourne

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Team building was great. I came away feeling excited to try activities out with my Kinder group.

Great experiences

Used simple materials to create great experiences.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T14:49:13+10:00

Engineering, Thurgoona

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Used simple materials to create great experiences.

Love the hands on

Love the hands on nature of these workshops. Jessica does a great job explain the concepts and experiences.
STEM workshops
2018-10-22T15:16:20+10:00

Engineering, Toyota workshop, Melbourne

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Love the hands on nature of these workshops. Jessica does a great job explain the concepts and experiences.

Primary connections

Hands-on, sharing with other teachers, link into Primary Connections.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T14:43:25+10:00

Engineering, Claire, WA

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Hands-on, sharing with other teachers, link into Primary Connections.

Enjoyed… hands-on

Really enjoyed the hands-on activities. Was a good workshop.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T14:36:25+10:00

Engineering, WA

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Really enjoyed the hands-on activities. Was a good workshop.

Great space

Great space for colleagues to discuss the role of STEM in their own programs/organisations.
STEM workshops
2018-10-17T09:58:00+10:00

Engineering workshop, Carlton

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Great space for colleagues to discuss the role of STEM in their own programs/organisations.

Catering for all little engineers

The chance to collaborate with others but also the flexibility to do your own exploration & having lots of resources available to allow this to happen. Really liked the concept of the different types of engineers & how we need to be aware of providing a range of activities and methods to cater for all our little engineers!
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T14:31:01+10:00

Engineering, Kim, WA

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The chance to collaborate with others but also the flexibility to do your own exploration & having lots of resources available to allow this to happen. Really liked the concept of the different types of engineers & how we need to be aware of providing a range of activities and methods to cater for all our little engineers!

Clear explanations

Tonya was very clear in her explanations of the concepts and how they related to the Little Scientists approach. She provided regular opportunities to reflect both as a group and individually and encouraged us to think about how we can implement the inquiry model into our practice.
STEM workshops
2019-07-30T14:26:43+10:00

Engineering, Kim, WA

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Tonya was very clear in her explanations of the concepts and how they related to the Little Scientists approach. She provided regular opportunities to reflect both as a group and individually and encouraged us to think about how we can implement the inquiry model into our practice.
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Good to know

  • Hands-on and interactive
  • Exchange with like-minded people
  • Practical and reflective phases
  • Focus on implementation into practice
  • Aligned with EYLF, NQF and Australian Curriculum
  • NESA accredited
Carrying a bottle between wooden poles and string
Using different methods to attach objects to suspended rope
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