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Creative

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The creative characteristic is about inviting children to consider 'what if?' They encourage investigation, inquiry and artistry to explore new possibilities and ways of thinking.

'Creative' unpacked

Teachers may:

  • initiate wondering moments, inviting children to consider 'what if?'
  • provide opportunities for children to explore new possibilities and ways of thinking
  • plan opportunities that encourage investigation, inquiry and artistry
  • use a range of questions to extend and encourage new possibilities and ways of thinking.

Children may:

  • engage in and elaborate on wondering moments based on prior experiences, e.g. 'what if...?'
  • explore new possibilities and ways of thinking including hypothesizing
  • engage in opportunities that encourage investigation, inquiry and artistry
  • access open-ended materials, resources and spaces to explore, discover and inquire.

"Open-ended exploratory contexts foster both learning and creativity."

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