DR RED RUBY SCARLET
DR RED RUBY SCARLET IS AN ACTIVIST, EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER-RESEARCHER, CONSULTANT. ARTIST AND ACADEMIC.
She holds numerous degrees in early childhood education and performing arts. Red has been working in early childhood for over 30 years and is devoted to creative, imaginative, inclusive practices that promote dignity and integrity in early childhood. Red has developed curriculum and learning frameworks nationally and internationally. She has won numerous awards for her teaching and advocacy.
Red has published widely foregrounding the stories of the numerous ‘teacher-research’ projects she has lead and contributed to across the world. She is committed to raising the voices of early childhood teachers and educators through telling and writing their own stories. Her books include The Anti-Bias Approach in Early Childhood (3rd Edition), Fair’s Fair: How to Tackle Bias in Education & Care Services, The Aboriginal Early Childhood Practice Guide, and Becoming With Art in Early Childhood, That Music Book.
She has always been part of diverse educational communities. She is a highly sought leader and mentor in the early childhood profession. Red’ work includes consultancy, creating professional development and resourcing for early childhood that is committed to inclusive and innovative pedagogical approaches to curriculum. Red is a Pedagogy Artist in Residence with Exploring Tree Early Learning, the Founding Chair of the Social Justice In Early Childhood Foundation. Red is the co-writer and performer of wildly popular “The National Quality Framework – The Musical!”
Early Childhood Myth Busting – The Great Debate
If you had to take a perspective you didn’t hold and argue that point how do you think you’d go? In this interactive intellectually playful keynote Dr Red Ruby Scarlet and Anthony Semann will be addressing many of the myths we hold in early childhood and debating them. Using the old ‘pick a wicked problem out of a hat’ method – they will literally pick out issues that delegates have placed in the hat (a fabulous hat of course!) and debate the opposing views. Red and Anthony will engage with page 13 of the EYLF and MTOP to illustrate how the various wonderful theories that shape early childhood pedagogy and curriculum can be debated creative and whimsical ways.