Welcome to our weekly quality improvement support series for 2021.
“It’s our polite nudge in the ribs to help you and your team stay organised and on task.”
This week’s subject is: Collaborative learning
Element 5.2.1: Collaborative learning – Children are supported to collaborate, learn from and help each other.
Does your program, routines and learning environment support children to work together collaboratively and effectively?
Providing children with regular opportunities to work and play together allows them to develop effective group learning skills. Through collaborative play experiences children learn a range of basic social concepts such as sharing, following rules, turn taking, negotiation & compromising. Educators should work to provide opportunities throughout the program, learning environment and routines, to allow children to continually develop these skills.
Encourage children to be actively involved in their own learning by focusing on a collaborative approach to planning, whether it be for spontaneous learning experiences or program planning to extend on current learning or interests.
School Age Care
School age care settings are places for children to learn more about themselves, others and the world as they increasingly cooperate and work collaboratively with others. By encouraging children’s active involvement in learning experiences, children learn to explore and solve problems and develop greater capacity for independence and collaboration. Guide to the NQF
Ensure that the development of the program is based on children’s interests and includes collaborative and challenging learning experiences.
Consider introducing a “buddy” program for older children to induct and support kindergarten children and new children to the service.
Within System7 go to QA5 / Module 5 to submit your self-assessment notes and if required, open a QIP issue.
Resources, NQS Element, Regulation and System7 links
National Quality Standard – QA5/ Element 5.2.1
System7 Module – QA5 / Module 5
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