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Implementing age-appropriate pedagogies: From research to practice

The Age appropriate pedagogies program is supporting teachers to apply a range and balance of teaching approaches and characteristics of quality teaching to maximise children's engagement in learning and enhance outcomes.

Children learn best when they are actively engaged in purposeful learning experiences that build from their interests, strengths and capabilities. The Australian Curriculum clearly defines what is to be taught and teachers use their knowledge of children's capabilities, interests and motivations to identify the most effective way to teach curriculum content.

View the videos below to learn more.

An Introduction

An introduction

Teachers and school leaders discuss why the use of a range of pedagogies is important in ensuring effective curriculum delivery through quality teaching.

Impact on childrens engagement and learning tile

Impact on children's engagement and learning

Teachers and school leaders discuss the influence on children's engagement with and motivation for learning as a result of applying age-appropriate pedagogies and associated approaches to teaching.

Leader Perspective

Leader Perspectives

School leaders talk about their role in supporting teachers and informing families about the benefits and impact of age-appropriate pedagogies on teaching and learning in their school.

Perspectives on teachingTeachers outline their perspective on what age-appropriate pedagogies has meant for their teaching practice and talk about how the use of a range and balance of pedagogies supports children's learning.

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This page was last reviewed on 19 Jul 2016


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