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J1 lecture theatre, The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education

Gate 3, 74 Epsom Avenue

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Data-informed and intentional teaching to promote children's social-emotional competence: Innovations in practice

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Social-emotional development is foundational to early learning. Social-emotional competence is made up of a complex set of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that children learn to use in socially and culturally appropriate ways in everyday situations. Kaiako are increasingly looking for authentic data tools and resources to examine key aspects of children’s social-emotional learning and support their intentional teaching to enhance children’s emerging social-emotional competence.

In this seminar we will briefly examine international and national frameworks to support children’s social-emotional competence and progress on key learning outcomes from Te Whāriki. We will then discuss keys areas of social-emotional competence and the role of intentional teaching with a focus on emotional literacy. Collectively, we will brainstorm teaching practices to support children to be able to identify, express, and regulate their emotions. The session will then draw on examples from three Teacher-Led Innovation Fund (TLIF) projects in which teaching teams are focused on promoting children’s social-emotional outcomes using data-informed teaching approaches. Examples of innovative and authentic data tools and resources and how teaching teams have used these tools will be shared. The seminar will highlight the ways in which data-informed and intentional teaching practices can be used in early childhood education.

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Tara McLaughlin, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University. She has worked with young children and children with disabilities and their families in inclusive early learning settings in the United States and in New Zealand. She has experience as a teacher, teacher educator, and researcher. A key aspect of her work involves applied intervention research that investigates innovative and practical approaches to strengthening teaching and learning in early childhood. Research interest include intentional teaching, social-emotional teaching, data-informed teaching, and teaching through play; professional learning and development; assessment of children’s learning and development; and early intervention.

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