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Characteristics of Learning

The Characteristics of Effective Learning

The ways in which children engage with other people and their environment - playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically - underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.

Playing and exploring-engagement
  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to 'have a go' 
Active learning -motivation
  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keep trying
  • Enjoying and achieving what they set out to do
Creating and thinking critically -thinking
  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing ways to do things