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Course Description

This course will help you enrich the learning of children in your care by providing opportunities to explore, discover and problem solve. You’ll discover how to develop their higher order thinking skills so they can undertake learning adventures that ignite their interest, support their skills and promote their sense of self-worth.

You’ll learn:

- The stages of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

- How to use open-ended questions to guide play-based learning.

- How to create open-ended learning experiences.

- How to download EYLF teaching resources.



Early Childhood Teachers

Teaching Standards

2.5.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Literacy and numeracy strategies:  Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement

3.3.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Use teaching strategies:  Select and use relevant teaching strategies to develop knowledge, skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking

3.4.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Select and use resources:  Select and/or create and use a range of resources, including ICT, to engage students in their learning

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 - Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Young Children as Thinkers

    • Set a Learning Goal

    • Task: Set a Learning Goal

  • 2

    Module 2 - Thinking in Early Childhood

    • Bloom's Taxonomy

    • Closed Questions

    • Development of Language in Young Children

  • 3

    Module 3 - Using Open-Ended Strategies

    • Open-Ended Questions

    • I Wonder...

    • Example: Open-Ended Questions

    • Open-Ended Questions during Play

    • Closed and Open-Ended Activities

    • Creating Open-Ended Activities

    • Example: Open-Ended Activity

    • Open-Ended Questions during an Open-Ended Experience

    • Quick Check-In

    • Task: Quick Check-In

  • 4

    Module 4 - Your Teaching

    • EYLF and NQS

    • Teaching Resources

  • 5

    Module 5 - Reflection

    • Reflect on your Learning

    • Task: Reflect on your Learning

    • Your Next Steps

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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