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How children learn: Characteristics of effective learning

Children learn an astonishing amount in their early years, using their inborn drives and learning power as they encounter people and the world around them.  For some children, this ability to learn remains strong and comes more under their conscious control – and research shows that this is a central factor which supports them to be successful for life.  The EYFS requires early years practitioners to put a clear focus on how children learn, alongside what they learn.   This course unpicks the characteristics of effective learning, and supports reflection on some key implications for practice.

Delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore how children learn, as ‘competent learners from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured’
  • Understand the importance of supporting children to be self-regulating learners
  • Understand Characteristics of effective learning in the EYFS
  • Explore the practitioner’s role in supporting children to be strong learners
  • Identify key areas for improving practice

Audience:  early years leaders and practitioners in schools and settings, local authority advisers, children’s centre staff

Trainer: Nancy Stewart

To book this course, please complete our booking enquiry form

Early childhood development