PRACTICE GUIDE: HOW CHILDREN LEARN

In a three-part series, Jan Dubiel considers the meaning of the characteristics of effective teaching and learning - Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creativity and Critical Thinking - highlighted in the revised EYFS.

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Learning & Development: How Children Learn: Part 1 - In the process

In the first of a new series, Jan Dubiel considers the meaning of the characteristics of effective teaching and learning, highlighted in the Early Years Foundation Stage review

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Learning & Development: How Children Learn: Part 2 - Active duty

The defining elements of active learning, the second characteristic of effective learning and teaching identified in the Early Years Foundation Stage review, are...

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Learning & Development: How Children Learn: Part 3 - Think twice

Thinking is at the root of young children's creative efforts as they use the information and experience they already have to come up with their own ideas and work...

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Learning & Development: Young Children's Thinking: Part 1 - First thoughts

Understanding the stages young children go through when developing their thinking patterns is crucial when supporting babies and infants from birth to three years,...

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Learning & Development: Young Children's Thinking: Part 2 - Trains of thought

In order to think and learn, three- and four-year-olds must believe they can do so. They need support to gain that confidence. Photographs at Trimdon Grange Infant...

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Learning & Development: Young Children's Thinking: Part 3 - Full of ideas

Practitioners and teachers play a key role in supporting five- to seven-year-olds to build on the bedrock of thinking skills acquired in the early years.