TLN Presenters 2019

Catherine Sundbye
TLN Presenter

As a practicing early childhood teacher in Australia I have my pedagogy and practice deeply held in the belief that children should have agency and active participation in their education. I view children as capable and competent, focusing on who they are now and their rights in the fabric of today’s society.
I want to through my PhD, inquire and question the tensions that reside within my own practices of promoting agency and thus child-led practices; exploring issues of inclusion, culture, power and teacher values that are present when working with young children as co-creators of their early childhood education.
I want to understand how agency is used and promoted both in my own agentic practices as an Educator and through teaching and supporting agency in the children I work with.”