Early years

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Play as a vehicle for learning
Play as a vehicle for learning

In his latest Teacher video Greg Whitby, Executive Director of Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, speaks to Donna Harding about play-based learning in the early years.

Preschool a time for exploration and mastery
Preschool a time for exploration and mastery

A new report recommends all children in Australia should have access to at least two years of preschool at three-years-old and discusses the elements of a high quality preschool program.

School transition made easier with the help of Little J and Big Cuz
School transition made easier with the help of Little J and Big Cuz

A new television series seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families. The show, Little J & Big Cuz, has been devised, written and directed by Indigenous creatives from across Australia.

Innovation and excellence in education
Innovation and excellence in education

Each year the WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Awards give a shout out to projects that have succeeded in addressing educational challenges. Here’s a look at the six winners for 2016.

Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 2 with Lyn English
Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 2 with Lyn English

Professor Lyn English chats to Teacher editor Jo Earp about the Engineering Design Process learning framework, the steps involved in the process, and the role of the teacher in scaffolding learning.

Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 1 with Lyn English
Teaching Methods: Engineering Part 1 with Lyn English

Teacher magazine talks to Professor in STEM Education Lyn English about the importance of Engineering in the primary years and resources to support teachers in the classroom.

Preschoolers and numeracy development
Preschoolers and numeracy development

In the second in a series of papers discussing neuroscience, psychology and research Dr Kate Reid explores preschool early numeracy development and how to help foster it.

School transition through the eyes of the child
School transition through the eyes of the child

How one Adelaide primary school has used Australian Early Development Census data to improve its transition and orientation to school programs.

Developing fine and gross motor skills
Developing fine and gross motor skills

How one school responded to local census data highlighting a need to support early childhood development in the area of physical health and wellbeing.

Teaching Methods: Nature Pedagogy with Claire Warden
Teaching Methods: Nature Pedagogy with Claire Warden

Teacher chats to Claire Warden about Nature Pedagogy – what it is and how it works in practice, including lesson planning and risk management.

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