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Integrated teaching and learning approaches

30 Oct Posted by admin

Integrated teaching and learning approaches:
Early childhood professionals recognise that a gradual shift in emphasis occurs over the
first eight years of a child’s life, along a continuum from play to more structured learning
in formal settings. Early childhood professionals apply strategies to support sustained and
shared interactions with children through play to more focused experiential learning.

Learning is an active process that must involve children’s engagement. Play is essential for
its ability to stimulate and integrate a wide range of children’s intellectual, physical, social
and creative abilities. Active engagement with, and attunement to children in their play
extends and supports their learning. Shared, sustained conversations are also a powerful
and important feature of active adult engagement