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Creative

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Inviting children to consider 'what if?'. They encourage investigation, inquiry and artistry to explore new possibilities and ways of thinking.

'Creative' unpacked


Teachers may:



Children may:


  • initiate wondering moments, inviting children to consider "what if?"

  • provide opportunities for children to explore new possibilities and ways of thinking

  • plan opportunities that encourage investigation, inquiry and artistry

  • use a range of questions to extend and encourage new possibilities and ways of thinking.

  • engage in and elaborate on wondering moments based on prior experiences, e.g. 'what if...?'

  • explore new possibilities and ways of thinking including hypothesising

  • engage in opportunities that encourage investigation, inquiry and artistry

  • access open-ended materials, resources and spaces to explore, discover and inquire.

"Open-ended exploratory contexts foster both learning and creativity".

To find out more read the Age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years of schooling: Foundation paper pdf version Adobe PDF document1.3M - word version. Microsoft® Word document 88K

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This page was last reviewed on 21 Jul 2016

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