These examples of practice illustrate alignment of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in the early years of school. They provide snapshots from across a school year. The examples, which are linked to the Australian Curriculum, include learning experiences that adopt and adapt C2C lessons, monitoring tools and assessment tasks.
The examples of practice demonstrate a range and balance of pedagogical approaches that are both child and teacher initiated, planned and spontaneous, including explicit instruction, inquiry learning, play-based learning and a project approach. The examples of practice illustrate the characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies: active, agentic, collaborative, creative, explicit, language rich and dialogic, learner focused, narrative, playful, responsive and scaffolded.
Each example of practice can be used to support teacher reflection and decision-making.
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example of practice in Prep—annotated sample for an introduction into how to unpack each example of practice.
Examples of practice in Prep
Examples of practice in Prep/Year 1
Examples of practice in Year 1