|Subject: Critical and contemporary issues in Early Childhood Education
Assessment 3: Listening Practices
The stories we tell about (and the ways we listen to stories of) diversity, immigration, and experiences of inclusive practice matter. The Immigration Museum and Bunjilaka @Melbourne Museum are full of stories of diversity, there are also many stories of diverse experience that surround you in your everyday life.
As an educator, listening to these stories is an active process, as you engage with what families and children are sharing, form relationships with these families and children, and integrate how you have understood these stories into your teaching practice with children.
This assignment is about making visible our ways of listening to stories and considering how our ways of understanding the stories we are told influence our understandings of inclusive practice.
Either through personal connections or online, find a story of immigration or diversity. Listen carefully to their story. Then answer all of the 7 questions below of how you listened to, and understood, the story you witnessed.
500 words for all of the 7 questions
Your assessment, must contain the following elements:
1. How did you read the story?
2. What moments of the story were most impactful for you? Why?
3. Think about how you felt, your emotions, and your relationship with the storyteller. Consider why these moments might have been most impactful for you – do these moments connect to your personal experience?
4. What concepts, ideas, or experiences from your own life did you bring to your listening practice? For example, consider how your understanding of privilege, gender, race, or ability might have influenced how you listened to these stories.
Linking ‘storylistening’ to inclusive practices in education
No references are needed for this assessment.
I found and I will use the real story about May Vale found in Melbourne museum website,
This assessment is a presentation, but I will do the PPT on my own. I need the 500words in word document as I need to prerecord my voice on PPT at the 2nd slide.
I will have 3 slides:
3rd slide will be the reference of Melbourne museum website
So once again, please read the full story, choose 3 or 4 paragraphs from the May Vale story that stood out to you and copy paste them in word document, and then add as many as possible Main points as on the example above, Linking ‘storylistening’ to inclusive practices in education and clearly articulating how my practices of storylistening influence my approach to inclusive practice as a teacher from my personal and professional perspectives. Answer the 7 questions (total of 500 words) in word document as well. I will add all the writing on PPT myself, and I will prerecord my voice.
REMEMBER that I need to share my practice of storylistening to inclusive practices in early childhood education– NOT retelling the story I have listened to. This assessment is all about me and my personal and professional perspectives to inclusive practices, NOT retelling the story.
Thank you kindly