On the 11th of October 2023, a significant event unfolded within the corridors of learning at our institution. The lecturers of the Department of Early Childhood Education (DECE) took center stage in orchestrating the Sustainability Thinking event (SEP). This event not only provided a remarkable platform for DECE club members and DECE students but also aligned seamlessly with the academic goals, especially in MPU2432 Co-Curriculum: Sustainability Thinking and EDE1104 Creativity for Young Children modules.
Under the banner of “Education Sustainability for Early Childhood in the Changing World,” the event encapsulated the essence of lifelong learning. This theme resonated deeply with the attendees, emphasizing the importance of continuous education in the rapidly evolving landscape of early childhood education. Through a series of engaging activities, attendees delved into the concept of lifelong learning, exploring its significance and practical applications within the field.
One of the highlights of the event was a captivating keynote address by the esteemed founder of Cutie Cottage. Her insightful presentation shared a profound lifelong learning journey and extensive experience in early childhood education. Aspiring educators were inspired by her story and got a glimpse into the world of possibilities within the industry. Moreover, students were provided with an exclusive opportunity to potentially start their future careers with Cutie Cottage, enriching their understanding of the professional landscape.
The SEP event was not just an educational endeavor; it was a transformative experience. Through interactive sessions and discussions led by dedicated lecturers, attendees were enlightened about the pivotal roles of professionalism and children’s well-being in the education sector. The event served as a catalyst, encouraging students to reflect on their future roles as educators and instilling a sense of responsibility towards the holistic development of the children they would one day teach.
Attended by 68 participants and accompanied by three knowledgeable lecturers, the SEP event left an indelible mark on the attendees. It was a testament to the DECE lecturers’ commitment to nurturing a new generation of educators equipped with both knowledge and compassion. The event’s impact reached far beyond the walls of the institution, shaping the perspectives and aspirations of the attendees, making it a valuable and enriching experience for everyone involved.