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​The characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies, represent a set of desirable qualities teachers can consider when working with children and colleagues so they are responsive​ to each individual child, context and purpose of learning.

Click on each characteristic below for its description, associated research links, teacher and child behaviours unpacked and resources to further explore the characteristic.

Effective pedagogies Active
Agentic Collaborative
Creative Explicit
Language rich and dialogic Learner focused
Narrative Playful
Responsive Scaffolded


Download the following resources to support consideration of the characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies.

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Last updated
16 January 2018
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