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1-080 Recorded Webinar 
Re-imagining non-contact time
Duration: Approx. 45 min
For many ECE services, non-contact time is precious and we rarely get through everything we would like to do.

It is possible there are some better ways to make the most of non-contact time AND also create better outcomes for children.

Most of non-contact time in ECE services is spent on Kaiako creating assessment documentation for children. Typically, this involves teachers working on their own in an office space writing stories that do not necessarily reflect the perspectives of the whole teaching team. This webinar has highlighted some of the problems with this conceptualisation of non-contact time and offered alternative ways of working for your consideration.

In this webinar we have:

  • Challenge default ideas about non-contact time and what it should be used for
  • Give ideas for scheduling wise use of non-contact time
  • Provided suggestions to maximise time for teachers to collaborate during non-contact time
Presented by Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)
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About the Webinar Presenter

Barbara Watson (PhD)
PhD; MEdAdmin; BEd (ECE); Dip.Tchg (Primary)

Barbara is a qualified early childhood and primary teacher and has owned and managed early childhood centres. Having worked as part of the EC Professional Support team at the Faculty of Education for 7 years, she has strong links with The University of Auckland. While in this role Barbara facilitated a variety of workshops and programmes for a wide range of ECE services and also lectured on a number of ECE papers.

Barbara has a passion for supporting teachers to make effective links between theory and practice. Her Masters thesis focused on leadership and adult education and her PhD investigated how induction and mentoring programmes are enacted in education and care services. Barbara works with centre leaders as a mentor, coach and external appraiser.

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