Presentation on theme: "NSW Curriculum Framework – Creativity"— Presentation transcript:
1 NSW Curriculum Framework – Creativity “Creativity is self expression”, it is a child’s unique way of expressing themselves and “can be seen at a very early age.” “Young children are creative naturally, and if it is nurtured, creativity will grow and expand as children refine their skills, add to their life experience, and increase their understanding of the world.”imgres?q=creativity+and+young+children
2 Early Years Learning Framework Children are confident and involved learners A sense of security and sound wellbeing giveschildren the confidence to experiment and explore and to try out new ideas, thus developing their competence and becoming active and involved participants in learning.imgres?q=creativity+and+young+children
3 Early Years Learning Framework Children are confident and involved learners Children are more likely to be confident and involved learners when their family and community experiences and understandings are recognised and included in the early childhood setting. This assists children to make connections and to make sense of new experiences.
4 Early Years Learning Framework Children are confident and involved learners Children develop understandings of themselves and their world through active, hands-on investigation.Children bring their being to their learning. They have many ways of seeing the world, different processes of learning and their own preferred learning style.
5 Why is a play important?Play is the way most humans, but especially young children, make sense of their world.Play-based learning is an important way to develop active learning.Active learning means using your brain in lots of ways.
6 When children play, they: Explore the world – natural and socialDevelop and practise social and language skills that may be more complex than in everyday activitiesExpand and challenge their physical skillsExperiment with new ideas including symbolic representation required for formal learningplay+and+young+children
7 When children play, they: Enhance their self-confidenceThink and express themselves creativelyRespond to experiences with or without languageDevelop their sense of self and identity
8 What can children learn in play? Positive attitudes of self-motivation and self-directionCuriosity, persistence and concentrationSelf-confidenceCo-operation and group valuesLanguage and numeracy
9 Supporting creativity in school aged children Play with stories and verseProvide experiences and excursions and then offer a large range of materials for them to represent and extend their ideasEncourage children to use materials to problem solve in non-traditional waysEncourage children to explore a large range of resources
10 Supporting the development of children through the NQF, the NQS and the EYLF -Link to “Legal & Ethical classesThe National Quality Framework has put in place a new National Quality Standard to ensure high quality and consistent early childhood education and care across Australia.The National Quality Standard will help services to provide the best possible level of early childhood education and care by being clear about the factors that best support a child’s development.The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) supports the vision of the National Quality Standard. The aim of the EYLF is to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through transition to school. Refer to the EYLF for Australia “Belonging, Being and Becoming”
11 Supporting the development of children through the EYLF EYLF Principles:Principle 1: Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationshipsPrinciple 2: PartnershipsPrinciple 3: High expectations and equityPrinciple 4: Respect for diversityPrinciple 5: Ongoing learning and reflective practice
12 Supporting the development of children through the EYLF EYLF Practices:Holistic approachesResponsiveness to childrenLearning through playIntentional teachingLearning environmentsCultural competencyContinuity of learning and transitionsAssessment for learning
13 Supporting the development of children through the EYLF EYLF Learning Outcomes:EYLF Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identityEYLF Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their worldEYLF Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeingEYLF Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learnersEYLF Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators