Intentional Teaching – Intentional Environments
Intentional teaching plays a key role in enhancing children’s learning and development. When educators are ‘deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful in their decisions and actions’ (p.15, EYLF), they develop programs with intentionality and support children to achieve outcomes. Intentional educators create rich learning environments and use a range of teaching strategies to extend children’s knowledge, skills and dispositions. They are responsive to children’s interests and make teaching and learning a meaningful experience. This session will support educators to reflect on their current curriculum and pedagogy and consider how they can be more intentional in their planning and practice.
Participants will have an opportunity to
- deepen their understanding of intentional teaching and its role in children’s learning
- develop skills in planning intentional learning environments
- explore a range of teaching strategies to extend learning
- reflect on current practice and consider ways to improve intentionality
Facilitator: Debbie Cole
Debbie Cole works as an early and middle childhood trainer and consultant. She is a qualified kindergarten teacher and her other qualifications, include a Master of Education. She has extensive experience in children’s services, including management of the children’s program at Gowrie Victoria (North Carlton). She has worked as a teacher and course coordinator at Swinburne University, where she developed extensive course resources for OSHC.