Characteristics of Effective Learning
As well as Early Learning Goals we also observe, note and plan for the 'Characteristics of Effective Learning'.
The Characteristics of Effective Learning describe learning as a process and not as an event.
The three characteristics of effective teaching and learning are:
- Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things, and have a go
- Active learning - children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements; and
- Creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.