National Quality Standard
|QA1||Educational program and practice|
|QA5||Relationships with children|
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
|1||Know students and how they learn|
|2||Know the content and how to teach it|
|3||Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning|
|4||Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments|
|6||Engage in professional learning|
|7||Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community|
Effective organisation of space in an early childhood learning environment is essential and a typical early childhood learning environment is made up of various play spaces or learning centres. You don’t need to be a ‘designer’ to arrange an effective learning environment. This module looks at the role of the physical environment in children’s learning and will help you create creative and effective indoor learning spaces for young children.
The module includes written information and video interviews with educators and has a strong focus on helping you to assess your own indoor learning spaces.
After completing this module, you will have an understanding of:
- the role of the environment in children’s learning and our practice as educators
- how indoor learning environments can guide children’s behaviour and promote constructive learning
- the arrangement of space and physical definition of learning spaces, and
- the importance of character and personality within learning environments – to ensure that they remain ‘living’ spaces.
The module includes written information and video interviews with educators, and has a strong focus on helping you to assess your own indoor learning spaces.
Suitable for early childhood education and care workers at all stages of their careers. This module will take an estimated one hour to complete.