The characteristics of effective teaching and learning are the ways in which your child engages with other people and their environment. These are split into three areas which we have characterised and you will see around our nursery.
We have developed a fun initiative where the children discover how their play is helping them learn with three jungle animal friends! Motivated Monkey, Curious Crocodile and Creative Chameleon. They all like playing in different ways and the children can join them in their jungle adventures.
In planning and guiding what children learn, practitioners must reflect on the different rates at which children are developing and adjust their practice appropriately.
Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:
- Playing and exploring – children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’
- Active learning – children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
- Creating and thinking critically – children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things
These underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.