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Let’s Talk: Creating a culture of learning – places of teaching and learning for everyone.

What is a learning culture? How do educators create a strong learning culture; one that sustains and includes everyone – children, families, educators and other staff, both as respected teachers and learners? How do you create a service that is full with liveliness, creativity and energy in which everyone’s unique strengths and potential is harnessed? Anne Stonehouse AM and Michelle Gujer explore the methods in which educators can create a thriving culture of learning within their settings to support good practice, and provide best outcomes for children.

After completing this webinar, you will:

  • Understand what a culture of learning looks like within ECEC services, not only for children, but also for educators, families and other staff
  • Obtain practical ideas for creating and sustaining a culture of learning within your own context
  • Understand the link between culture and leadership and ways to foster leadership to motivate and inspire a culture of learning.

Anne Stonehouse

Anne Stonehouse has been a consultant, writer and developer of videos and other resources on a variety of topics in early childhood education and care for over 46 years. She was a member of the Charles-Sturt-University-based consortium that wrote the national Early Years Learning Framework. Since its launch in 2009 she has been involved in a number of projects related to the EYLF and the nature of excellence in pedagogy, particularly with under three year olds.

Anne initiated and chaired the national Working Party for AECA (as it was called then) from 1988-1990 that developed the original Code of Ethics.

In recognition of her contribution to children and children’s services, Anne was appointed a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia in 1999.


Michelle Gujer

Michelle Gujer is the Manager of the Children’s Program at Gowrie Victoria-Broadmeadows Valley. A 30 year career in management early childhood services, training and health sector experience, signifies her commitment in fostering the development of educators through supportive leadership, mentoring and shared decision making to lead change that enriches team development.  Michelle believes a strong commitment to building community partnerships, engagement, and relationships that acknowledging families as children's first educators are fundamental to enrich a community approach to support teaching and learning and ensure best possible outcomes for everyone.