ELSA at Early Childhood Australia (ECA) conference 2019

The ELSA team have just returned from a fun and very productive week in Hobart for the 2019 Early Childhood Australia (ECA) conference. Our new ELSA ambassador—the one-and-only Luke Carroll—helped out at our stall and took some photos with ELSA educators, conference delegates and many of his fans! Before the conference started, we visited two
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Cover star: Dr Kevin Larkin from ELSA

ELSA academic and 2018 Australian University Teacher of the Year, Dr Kevin Larkin, can now add ‘cover star’ to his list of accomplishments. Kevin was recently interviewed by Campus Review—Australia’s leading independent tertiary education publication and website—about his teaching career and recent awards. In the article, Kevin discusses his pedagogical work on ELSA, which has
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ELSA academic Kevin Larkin wins teacher of the year award

Pictured (L to R): Professor Margaret Gardner AO (Universities Australia Chair), Dr Kevin Larkin, and Professor Kerri-Lee Krause (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, La Trobe University). We are overjoyed to congratulate ELSA academic, Dr Kevin Larkin, on winning the 2018 Australian University Teacher of the Year award. The award was announced at the annual Universities Australia
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Visit from ACT Education Directorate senior staff

Pictured (L to R): Natalie Howson (Director-General), Professor Lynn Liben (USA), Centenary Professor Tom Lowrie (UC), and Meg Brighton (Deputy Director-General). This week the ELSA team welcomed ACT Education Directorate senior staff members Natalie Howson (Director-General) and Meg Brighton (Deputy Director-General) as they stopped by our office for a chat. ELSA team leader, Centenary Professor
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World-leading academics visit ELSA

The ELSA team was privileged (and just a little bit excited!) to welcome two world-leading academics in cognitive psychology to our office this week. Professor David Uttal from Northwestern University (USA) and Professor Lynn Liben from Penn State University (USA) are experts in many fields, including spatial reasoning and cognitive and social development. David and
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ELSA Pilot officially extended for 2019!

The Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) Pilot has been officially extended for 2019 by the Australian Government’s Department of Education. The success of the 2018 pilot among early learning educators and families led to its continuation in 2019. The 2019 ELSA Pilot will see more than 100 preschool services from across Australia take part in
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Hear from ELSA educators

Find out what ELSA Pilot educators had to say about their experiences implementing the program. Louise Brennan from Livingston Kindergarten and Angela Lau from Minifie Park Early Childhood Centre talk about the highlights of ELSA, how it links to the EYLF and what has surprised them most about the program.