Intentional teaching, child-centred curriculum and the EYLF Intentional teaching, child-centred curriculum and the EYLF Intentional teaching, child-centred curriculum and the EYLF This article explores how intentional teaching can be responsive to both children and the learning outcomes identified in the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009) and offers a useful process for professional reflection in response to curriculum directions and pedagogical change. The observations and comments presented in this article as Stacey’s Story were captured by Stacey, a novice teacher, as she adapted and implemented a resource to fit the context of a kindergarten in rural Queensland. The EYLF presents a process for educator decision making that promotes intentional teaching and contributes to Learning Outcomes. I used the Outcomes from the EYLF, about identity and connecting with and contributing to the world, to inform a resource about family diversity. MENTOR’S REFLECTIONStacey was keen to build trusting relationships with parents.
EYLF | We Hear You This article is from the Queensland Department of Education, Training and Employment and first appeared in Childcare Queensland’s Early Edition – Summer 2012. The National Quality Standard (NQS) encourages educators to reflect on sustainability and what it means in early childhood settings. Standard 3.3 of the NQS invites services to take an active role in promoting sustainable practices in the immediate service environment and beyond, as well as fostering children’s respect and care for the environment. The Standard aims to support children to develop positive attitudes and values by engaging in learning experiences that link people, plants, animals and the land and by watching adults around them model sustainable practices. Many long day care services include environmental practices in their everyday programs – by planting vegetable patches, recycling paper and turning off lights when leaving the room, for example. Sustainability in early childhood Getting started Where to make changes
EYLF The IPSP online library is now live. The library will create a single collection of online resources and publications to provide comprehensive, practical information and support to assist in meeting the inclusion and professional development needs of education and care services. The initial collection is small but will be added to continuously. You can access the library through this website. Fact sheets Policy examples Audio visual materials Professional literature on a range of topics Resources that support inclusive practice You will find the library is organised into seven categories: Children’s health and safety Professional learning Curriculum, play and pedagogy Relationships and partnerships Inclusive practice Leadership and management National Quality Framework You can search by title or author or subject using the search box or use the search terms in the tag cloud. The Inclusion and Professional Support Program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education.
Understanding Programming for EYLF Proper learning as you suggest doesnt just happen at activities, it happens across the day through the relationships and interactions we have with children, through the care we give in routines, and in the friendships with other children. Totally understand this and obviously this is taken into account in play-based learning and other methods and philosophies of learning as well. From my experience ... and I have been dealing with children and learning and education for over 15 years... what I am seeing (at this particular place) I do not feel really allows the child to have the experiences that he could have and that upsets me. There is my problem ...