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Home > News > 2017 > August > Research to explore emotional competence in 3-5 year olds: member input needed

Research to explore emotional competence in 3-5 year olds: member input needed

HolySpirit063.jpgEarly childhood educators are well aware of the importance of supporting children’s social and emotional development.  

As societal pressures grow increasingly focussed on the academic elements of education, it is vital that early childhood educators are in a position to argue in support of teaching practices that support more wholistic learning.  

A research team from Griffith University is conducting a study of the ways in which early childhood teachers and educators support social and emotional development of 3-5 year old children. The goal of the research is to identify ways to provide greater support to early childhood practitioners as they work to optimise social and emotional learning  opportunities in the critical pre-school years.

Members are invited to participate in this research by completing an on-line survey that seeks to identify the ways in which early childhood teachers and educators respond to the various emotional needs of children.  The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Click here to complete the survey.

The time spent completing the survey may be counted towards your teacher registration renewal requirements - reflection/self-assessment for your centre’s Quality Improvement Plan for Quality area 1 (Educational program and practice) and Quality area 5 (Relationships with children). 


Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.