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Collaborative

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The collaborative characteristic is about being social and co-constructed. Children and educators work together to identify ways of learning and understanding through sustained shared thinking and action.

'Collaborative' unpacked

Teachers may:

  • engage children in purposeful, relevant shared decision making
  • model ways to share ideas and listen to others
  • ensure that children have opportunities to participate in learning experiences that are social and co-constructed
  • collaborate with children using processes that encourage sustained shared thinking.

Children may:

  • negotiate the rights, roles and responsibilities of their learning community
  • contribute ideas, actively listen and encourage others to join learning experiences
  • cooperate positively with others in group learning experiences
  • seek to be involved in choosing and negotiating learning experiences.

"Social interaction and collaborative activity among children in class can provide valuable, co​mplementary and distinctive opportunities for learning and conceptual development.​"

Related information

Professional learning materials
Access professional learning materials related to the characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies including posters and postcards.

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Last updated 03 January 2019