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Age appropriate pedagogies

Effective pedagogy and practice is one of the five action areas described in the Supporting successful transitions: school decision-making tool Adobe PDF document4.3M.

Using age-appropriate pedagogies in the early years of schooling is important in supporting children to be actively engaged, creative and successful learners.

In 2015, the department funded Griffith University to conduct the age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years pilot. Griffith University prepared a foundation paper outlining key messages from a review of international research to inform the approach to be taken in conducting the Age appropriate pedagogies pilot.

The pilot, based on the key characteristics of effective early years teaching and learning as identified in international research, supported 46 Queensland schools in Central Queensland, Far North Queensland and Metropolitan regions, in implementing evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning in the early years. Participating teachers were supported to promote active, learner-focused and creative learning experiences in their Prep classrooms.

In 2016, the pilot has been extended to a statewide program to complement the department's transition to school initiative with its focus on continuity of learning for young children.

Read the list of 2015 pilot and 2016 program schools here Microsoft® Word document 24K.

For more information about the Age appropriate pedagogies program or successful transitions in the early years, email the Early Learning Pathways team.

Download the documents below to learn more about age-appropriate pedagogies for the early years of schooling.

The Age Appropriate Pedagogies Program Progress Report 2016 Adobe PDF document2.6M was informed by the work of schools participating in the 2015 and 2016 Age Appropriate Pedagogies Program. It references comments from participating teachers and school leaders about their experience implementing age-appropriate pedagogies.

PDF version Adobe PDF document1.3M

Word version Microsoft® Word document 81K

Foundation Paper

PDF version Adobe PDF document1.4M

Word version Microsoft® Word document 34K

Foundation Paper Summary

PDF version Adobe PDF document2.6M

Word version Microsoft® Word document118K

Age Appropriate Pedagogies Program Progress Report 2016


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This page was last reviewed on 21 Feb 2017

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Download the Supporting successful transitions - school decision-making tool

Supporting successful transitions - school decision-making tool

PDF version Adobe PDF document4.3M
RTF version Rich text format document 43K

Discover more information about the characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies

Characteristics of effective pedagogies

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