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Module 3 provides practical advice about the process of planning to promote children's learning. It explains how to:

  • involve children in planning
  • use children's interests as a starting point for emergent curriculum
  • support emergent curriculum planning through intentional teaching practices.
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Explore

Planning a kindergarten program

Participants will:

  • explore effective planning using an emergent curriculum approach
  • consider features of short and long-term planning
  • look at ways to document planning
  • identify intentional teaching practices to support children’s involvement in emergent curriculum.

Teachers

Early years educators

Directors/leaders

Support personnel

25 mins

Examine

Planning using an emergent curriculum approach

Participants will:

  • read about emergent curriculum planning
  • discover ways to involve children in planning
  • consider how to plan using an emergent curriculum approach that draws on children’s interests.

Teachers

Early years educators

Directors/leaders

Support personnel

50 mins

Engage

Planning from a child’s interests

Participants will:

  • create an emergent curriculum plan by using a child’s interests
  • reflect on this process in terms of their current practice.

Teachers

Early years educators

Directors/leaders

25 mins

Extend

Making learning visible

Participants will:

  • consider how documenting children's learning makes learning visible
  • plan to use documentation as a tool for communicating with families, for teacher reflection, professional growth and accountability.

Teachers

Early years educators

Directors/leaders

20 mins

National Quality Standard

Module 3 supports teachers to meet these National Quality Standards:

1.2
Educators and co-ordinators are focused, active and reflective in designing and delivering the program for each child.
1.2.1
Each child's learning and development is assessed as part of an ongoing cycle of planning, documenting and evaluating children's learning.
1.2.2
Educators respond to children’s ideas and play and use intentional teaching to scaffold and extend each child’s learning.
1.2.3
Critical reflection on children’s learning and development, both as individuals and in groups, is regularly used to implement the program.

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Module 3 supports teachers to meet these Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

1
Know students and how they learn.
2
Know the content and how to teach it.
3
Plan and implement effective teaching and learning.
4
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments.
6
Engage in professional learning.


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