Early Years Learning Framework

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Introduction: The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) was introduced in December 2007, agreed between the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), and the Australian State & Territory governments. They collaborated on the National Quality Agenda for Early Childhood Education & Care. The EYLF is the key element of the National Quality Agenda. An implementation of an approved education program is the legal requirement for the education & care service under the National Quality Framework (NQF). Its importance can be clearly seen from its inclusion in the National Quality Standards (NQS) for Educational program and practice known as Quality Area 1 – Educational Program and Practice. It is under the National laws and regulations that the program…show more content…
Overview of Principles and practices: How to execute the idea of belonging, being and becoming, there are 05(five) principles with 08(eight) practices in EYLF. Principles: Principles relates to our notions and values. The Early Years Learning Framework provides us with Principles to guide us in our work with children and fixates on availing each individual child to make progress towards the Learning Outcomes These principles represent the theories and relevant research shreds of evidence in early childhood methodology. The principles also underpin the assistance to children’s progress against their learning outcomes. 1. Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships: The research shows that from birth to five years, the brain growth occurs significantly Relationship attachment builds confidence and an influence in child’s learning. 2. Partnerships: Families are the foremost influential teaches of a child, which is built on understanding, expectations, attitudes and strengths. Partnership collaboration between educators, families and relevant field professionals to explore the everyday learning potentials to identify children with additional…show more content…
Assessment for learning Theoretical and historical perspective linking to practice: There have been several theorists who have developed their theories, and have explained their key ideas, and their teachings, learnings, and assessments. Every theory with their own limitations provides their vision, and interpretation of different complex issues. These theories can be used by the educators to resolve their daily issues, and contexts. One of the behaviorist theory advocated by Skinner provides the key idea that behavior can be learned and unlearned, and/or can be replaced with appropriately acceptable behavior. According to him, a child’s behavior reflects the relevant responses they get against behaviors’. For example, initiation of rewards towards desired behaviors’ like star, flowers etc. Socio-cultural theorist, Vygotsky, Malaguzzi, are of the opinion that central to learning is the relationship and participation. Socially and culturally approved methods help children learn and develop. While observing the child, educators assess their expectations, gained activity-based experiences, including scaffolds from among children, and educators assist them in learning in an independent and/or shared

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