Acknowledging the important role that personal, written, oral and digital stories play in all our lives. They support both the production and comprehension of narratives through active processes, especially play.
"Learning and memory benefit when the teacher adopts an elaborative conversational style, amplifying and evaluating what the child says. This elaboration helps children to make sense of temporal and causal aspects of their experiences".
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 22 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.