Requiring physical and embodied engagement across all areas of learning. Whether this is indoors or outdoors, activity is essential in order to activate children's full potential. Their focus, concentration, motivation and self-regulation are enhanced through moving, doing and interacting within a range of learning environments.
"Children are active agents... active play is linked positively to self-regulatory skills that, in turn, predict academic success".
To find out more read the Age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years of schooling: Foundation paper pdf version 1.3M - word version. 88K
This page was last reviewed on 20 Jul 2016
Read the Teacher and child behaviours unpacked to focus on behaviours that may be observable in classroom practice. PDF version 216K
Use the Questions to support teacher reflection to assist in embedding the characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies into planning and practice. PDF version 491K
Use the Examples of practice to see how one teacher aligned curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in her Prep classroom.