Billy Sparrow Wellbeing Supports – Reflective Practice

Facilitated reflective practice sessions support educators to develop a collaborative, equitable, and evidence-based practice in their work with children.

Program details

  • Priority area: Wellbeing (social and emotional)
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Group training, online
  • Strength of evidence: Level 5 Foundational research evidence
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Emotional maturity anxious and fearful behaviour
    • Emotional maturity aggressive behaviour
    • Social competence responsibility and respect
  • Item cost: Variable

Program description

Billy Sparrow Wellbeing Supports – Reflective Practice is a facilitated reflective practice online program consisting of a minimum of 3 separate 2-hour sessions. Sessions are spaced a minimum of 2 weeks apart.

Facilitated reflective practice sessions support educators to develop a positive culture of respect and professional inquiry to apply evidence-based practice in their work with children, as well as increase collaboration, awareness of bias and inequities, practices of self-care and values-based interactions.

This program focuses on 5 core stages, each addressing one aspect of reflection. The 5 stages are:

  1. Reporting of the context of the experience
  2. Responding to the experience (e.g. observations, feelings, thoughts)
  3. Relating the experience to knowledge and skills educators already have
  4. Reasoning about the significant factors/theory to explain the experience
  5. Reconstructing practice by planning future actions for a similar experience.

Detailed cost

  • Three 2-hour online training sessions: $1,871 per kindergarten (excluding GST) with a maximum of 8 participants per session.
  • Six 2-hour online training sessions: $3,557 per kindergarten (excluding GST) with a maximum of 8 participants per session.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: educators.
  • Program/practice descriptions and details: the program is available online to provide flexible access for kindergartens Victoria wide.
  • Staffing: services should consider the cost of backfill for staff that attend training when determining the cost of accessing this resource.
  • Tools and systems: educators will need access to computer (including microphone and speakers) and internet.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • High expectations for every child
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
  • Equity and diversity
  • Partnerships with professionals

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

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