Various teaching approaches may be considered age-appropriate for teaching the Australian Curriculum in the early years. The teacher's role in enacting a range and balance of age-appropriate pedagogies involves deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful decision making and actions to promote children's innate drive for independent learning.
When selecting an approach, teachers need to consider:
Utilise the supporting documents below to assist in achieving a range and balance of age-appropriate pedagogies in classroom practice.
The Explanation of terms outlines a range of teaching approaches that may be considered age-appropriate for teaching the Australian Curriculum in the early years. Each approach is further unpacked into associated practices and strategies.
A guide for teacher aides outlines a variety of strategies teacher aides may use when supporting teachers enact age-appropriate approaches. Each approach is unpacked into example scenarios. When using these strategies, teacher aides enrich children's learning and deepen their experiences.
Download the following resources to support implementation of age-appropriate pedagogies approaches.
This page was last reviewed on 13 Feb 2017 at 01:01PM