23rd February 2022

Diversity, inclusion, and equity in early education and parenting support (UK/Australia Season) 23 February

This event is part of the UK/Australia Season.

The UK/Australia Season is a major new cultural exchange celebrating the diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors of each nation. A collaboration between the British Council and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Season is a vibrant programme spanning theatre, film, visual arts, dance, design, architecture, music, literature, higher education and a public engagement programme.

Designed to strengthen and build cultural connections, the Season theme is “Who Are We Now?” and will reflect on our history, explore our current relationship, and imagine our future together. The Season launched in both countries in September 2021.


Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Centre for Child and Family Studies, and the University of Portsmouth (UOP), School of Education and Sociology are working collaboratively to deliver a programme of events for the UK / Australia Season addressing the theme of ‘Who are we now and where are we going’.

Following a successful forum in November which addressed the topic “Climbing out of COVID with children and families”. You are invited to join this public online forum “Diversity, inclusion, and equity in early education and parenting support”.

A panel of six speakers from the Australian and UK context will come together online to briefly speak to the following provocations before a moderated discussion.

What are our current big issues around diversity, inclusion and equity in relation to early education and/or parenting support?
What priority research /actions / approaches do we need to address these?
What kinds of workforce capabilities do we need to address these issues?
Rich conversations, thinking, new knowledge and learning will be developed as participants engage with professionals from multiple disciplines, through sharing knowledge of the different country contexts.

Start times for this event is scheduled as:

09:00 am in the UK
07:00 pm in Brisbane
08:00 pm in Sydney

Register here

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