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Characteristics of Learning

Alongside WHAT children learn, we also think about HOW children learn, using the Characteristics of Effective Learning. All children learn and approach tasks differently.

 

Playing and Exploring - engagement

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to have a go
  • A 4 year old enjoys watching eater go through a water wheel and tries various jugs before settling on one that pours neatly into the top. They have explored and played with something they know.

                                                                  

 

Active learning – motivation

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
  • A 3 year old gets out a jigsaw and looks carefully at which shapes match together, and will try various holes before finding the right place. They are concentrating and continue trying.

 

Creating and thinking critically - thinking

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing how to do things
  • A 2 year old wants a biscuit, so finds a chair to be able to climb up and get the biscuit tin. They have chosen what to do and come up with their own ideas.

                                                

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