About....

David Gilkes 

(B.Ed, MECE) 
David has been a passionate and highly regarded early childhood educator for 25 years.
His current part-time role is working alongside 4 and 5 year old children and their families in an independently owned Preschool in Hobart, Tasmania.  David has also worked in the ACT (Australian Capital Territory).  He has been employed in both Government and Independent school settings. David spent periods of time as Director of an Early Learning Centre for 3 - 5 year olds in Canberra and as an Early Years Network Leader, primarily supporting teachers in the Tasmanian Education Department.
David possesses a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Early Childhood Education (MECE).  His Masters research (2013) explored parent perspectives on the importance of beauty and aesthetics in the early years of schooling.
In recognition of his contributions and commitment to his work with children, families and the early childhood sector, David was awarded a 2014 NEiTA (National Excellence in Teaching) Award for 'Innovation' in Early Childhood .
David has been inspired and provoked by the Reggio Emilia educational project, and its provocation for the Australian context, for many years. He has been fortunate enough to have participated in Study Tours and professional learning in this northern Italy city on six occasions. He is currently the convener of the Tasmanian Reggio Emilia Network.
David has given presentations and run workshops for the Reggio Emilia Australia Information Exchange (REAIE), Early Childhood Educators of Tasmania (ECET), Early Childhood Australia (ECA), the Tasmanian Education Department, TasTAFE and Monash University in Melbourne.
In 2015, David participated in a Forest School training course and residency in Denmark. In the same year he was also asked to be one of the 'Key Thinkers' in ‘The Hothouse’ - a forum on the future of education in Tasmania, which was organised as part of Hobart’s DARK MOFO festival.
David has articles and chapters published in various education journals and books, including “The Challenge” and “Professional Educator”.


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  David Gilkes Education Consultant    ABN: 62 843 730 540
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