Various teaching approaches may be considered age-appropriate for teaching the Australian Curriculum in the early years of school. The teacher's role in enacting a range and balance of age-appropriate pedagogies involves deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful decision making and actions to promote children's innate drive for independent learning.
When selecting an approach, teachers need to consider:
- children's interests and capabilities
- their own interests, skills, capabilities and philosophies
- the curriculum
- evidence of children's learning
- school and community contexts.