Characteristics of effective teaching and learning
In planning and guiding children's activities, practitioners must reflect on the different ways that children learn and reflect these in their practice. Three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:
Areas of Learning in the Foundation Stage
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.
There are 3 Prime areas and 4 Specific Areas.
The Prime Areas
Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three areas, the prime areas, are:
The Specific Areas
Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
The guidance principles of Early YEARS Settings
From 1st September 12 all Early Years settings must implement the revised Early Years Foundation Stage.
Four guiding principles shape practice in early years settings.
(Statutory Framework for the EYFS. 2012)