The innovative nation begins in early childhood
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The Turnbull Government's 'innovation agenda' can be viewed from many different perspectives. When viewing the innovation agenda from an early childhood perspective we ask the following questions: What role might Early Childhood Education play in developing an innovative nation and what might a 'culture of innovation' look like in Australian Early Childhood settings? These questions point to some of the challenges and possibilities Australian Early Childhood Education as we advance into the 21st century. Let’s consider why the new national policy directives designed to promote a 'culture of innovation' in areas including Science, Technology and Business must include our very youngest citizens.
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