Ensuring that children have voice in their learning. Their ideas and interests initiate, support and extend learning possibilities in order to build on their real-world understandings and experiences.
"...children are skilful in sharing the responsibility of control with peers and adults... the most effective teachers... show[ed] an equal balance between child-initiated and adult-initiated activities".
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.