August 26, 2021 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Philosophical inquiry in early childhood

Connected cogs

Explore technical inventions of the past, optimise present-day technology and design sustainable solutions for the future. Appreciate the relevance of technology education for children’s understanding of the world and encourage their creativity and innovative spirit.

During this workshop, you will engage in technical learning through design, production, investigation and analysis and you will learn how to foster children’s technical competence. You will understand the potential of technology education for assessing the impact of technologies on society and the environment.

The session will provide the opportunity to engage with design and technologies in a hands-on and fun way and you will acquire a variety of technology education approaches you can use in your setting.

By the end of this workshop, you will be prepared to help children identify needs and design technical solutions.

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 early education can foster children’s technical competence
  • embrace ethical decision-making as an important part of technology education
  • engage in technical learning through design, production, investigation and analysis
  • recognise the importance of communication, evaluation and assessment for technical learning
  • benefit from the exchange with like-minded educators and reflect on your current practice
  • feel confident in unlocking the wonders of STEM.

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 Design and Technologies workshop. Prior STEM knowledge is not required.

Something to think about before the workshop:

  • What was the last technical issue the children and I tried to solve?
  • How does technical development affect children’s lives?


Facilitator: Scott Gibson

Cost: $215.00

Bookings are through the below-linked sites.




D’Arcy Centre, 5 Emmett Place, NEW TOWN

Day: Monday 23rd August 2021

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm



The Paranaple Convention Centre, Market Square, 137 Rooke Street, DEVONPORT

Day: Wednesday 25th August 2021

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm



MacKillop Centre, 382A West Tamar Road, RIVERSIDE

Day: Thursday 26th August 2021

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm