Diverse learners and inclusive practice in Early Childhood – ECA Community of Practice

$1,257.65$1,131.89 Member Price

In this Community of Practice, you will understand what it means to be a diverse learner and how we as early childhood professionals can support each child on their own unique learning journey. You will seek to identify, through action research and critically reflective dialogue, the role individual culture plays in each child’s learning journey, and create a plan for meaningful support, change or learning within your own environment.

Duration: 10 weeks

Commencing: Monday 27 February 2023

Contact our Customer Service team for payment options: 1800 356 900customerservice@earlychildhood.org.au 


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What a Community of Practice includes
Each Community of Practice contains carefully curated professional learning resources to support and expand your knowledge base on the chosen topic area. Your engagement with the learning materials will foster deeper thinking and facilitate conversation about pedagogy and practice. Choosing to be part of a Community of Practice will take your learning experience to the next level.

Elements of Communities of Practice include:

·         professional learning materials

·         online learning modules/webcasts

·         ECA publications

·         live events

·         an action research project

·         online forums through the ECA Learning Hub online portal.

Online courses and publications
You will have access to the following ECA Learning Hub courses and ECA publications within this Community of Practice.

Online courses:

  • ECA Learning Hub webcast: Anti-bias approaches in early childhood education
  • ECA Learning Hub module: Understanding behaviour: Supporting children with autism spectrum disorder
  • ECA Learning Hub module: Supporting children’s self-regulation ages 3-5
  • ECA Learning Hub webcast: Emotion Coaching: A transformative tool


  • Inclusive pedagogy from a child’s perspectiveby Marilyn Fleer (from the ECA Research in Practice Series)
  • Gifted and talented: Inclusion and exclusion by Cathie Harrison (from the ECA Research in Practice Series)
  • Cultural inclusion by Melinda G. Miller (from the ECA Everyday Learning Series)
  • Working in partnership with families facing adversity by Nick Hopwood (from the ECA Research in Practice Series)
  • Children’s behaviour: A guiding approach by Louise Porter (from the ECA Everyday Learning Series)
  • Self-regulation of emotions by Leonie Arthur (from the ECA Everyday Learning Series).


10 weeks

Orientation week: Monday 27 February – Friday 3 March 2023

Facilitated Community of Practice: Monday 6 March – Friday 28 April 2023

Moderation time:  Monday 1 May – Friday 12 May 2023

Live events:

  • Monday 6 March, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 20 March, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 3 April, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 24 April, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Additional information

Course Duration

10 Weeks

Links to the National Quality Standard


Australian Professional Standards for Teachers