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Nurturing Inquiry in the Early Years with Kath Murdoch36 days away

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contemporary Learning Hub, Meridan Plains, Australia

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Nurturing Inquiry in the Early Years - Workshop with Kath Murdoch

Tuesday 26th June 2018  - 9:00am - 3:00pm 

Contemporary Learning Hub - Meridan State College
Cost :  $220 ex GST  includes morning tea and lunch
* Please note that you will need to pay via corporate card / credit card when you register for this day.

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Nurturing inquiry in the Early Years of primary schooling requires a solid understanding of the curriculum, of learning and learner centred pedagogy and, of course, of the children themselves.  This is a dynamic, engaging and powerful way to work with young learners. To do this well, teachers also need to be supported as inquirers into their own practice and to plan and assess with an inquiry mindset.  Inquiry classrooms are best situated in schools that build a strong culture of inquiry throughout the community. 

In this workshop, Kath will build participants’ understanding not only of how to ensure strong inquiry practice in the early year’s classroom but also strategies for leading and supporting staff.

We will explore the following questions:

• What does quality inquiry learning look like in the Early Year’s classroom?

• What ‘types’ of inquiry work with young learners?

• What physical environments best support an inquiry approach?

• What does  a whole school, ‘culture of inquiry’ mean? How might leaders use an inquiry approach in supporting their staff to innovate and change practice?

• How can we lead teams as the plan for student learning through inquiry?

• How does an inquiry approach help build key skills and disposition (learning assets)?


About Kath Murdoch

Kath Murdoch is an experienced teacher, author, university lecturer and popular consultant. She is highly regarded for her work in the field of inquiry based learning in which she has taught, researched and published for over three decades. She maintains a strong commitment to supporting teachers in the classroom regularly teaching students in addition to facilitating teacher learning.

 Kath began her professional life as a classroom teacher in Melbourne.  Her fascination in how students’ constructed their understandings  - and her interest in the way questions and  big ideas could drive curriculum soon lead to a passion for inquiry.  This passion has become a career-long focus for teaching, research and writing and the methodologies in which Kath specialises are now central to curriculum frameworks in many parts of the world – including the popular International Baccalaureate, PYP program.   

 Kath’s latest book ‘The Power of Inquiry’ has been enthusiastically received by teachers around the world – one teacher describing it as a ‘guiding light, illuminating the way for teachers and students to share in a process that ignites passion, wonder and awe’.  For more information about Kath including clips, resources and her blog – go to


Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact Kristine Kopelke or Bronwen Stewart at the Contemporary Learning Hub on 07 5490 2666.


Cancellation  Policy

Due to the contracting of the facilitator for this event, a cancellation fee of 25% will apply to all cancellations made within a month of the workshop.   Any cancellations made within two weeks of the workshop will incur a 50% cancellation fee and cancellations made with 48 hours of the event will incur a 100% cancellation fee.   Participants who do not  attend and do not advise prior to the day will not be given a refund.    Please note that schools are welcome to send another participant from their school or cluster in the place  of a  participant who can  no longer attend.






Contemporary Learning Hub Meridan State College
214 Parklands Boulevard
Meridan Plains Queensland
Australia 4551