Play and learning. Not opposites, but complementary. Associate Professor Christine Howitt discusses how play is what young children naturally do and how they best learn.
The practice of planning provision around schema (patterns of repeated behaviour) rests on the premise that by noticing strong drives or interests in children, educators can support development.
Children change over time – that is indisputable. Bridie Raban discusses how early childhood educators have a significant role to play in children’s learning by supporting children’s change over time so that it does not rest with development alone.