Meaningful planning: rethinking teaching and learning relationships

Catherine Patterson, Alma Fleet

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    Early childhood educators across Australia are starting to rethink traditional approaches to planning in early childhood education, including respecting children as powerful, competent learners; valuing families as partners; and developing new approaches to observation and record keeping that encourage dynamism and flexibility. This booklet explores a focus shift from traditional concepts of predetermined planning, into the more dynamic approach of teacher/child co-creation of curriculum to provide intellectual and creative challenges for staff. The booklet also includes examples to show these changes, including increased interaction with children through balanced child/teacher input.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-18
    Number of pages18
    JournalResearch in practice
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


    • change strategies
    • curriculum development
    • early childhood education
    • educational innovation
    • educational planning
    • foreign countries
    • preschool curriculum
    • professional development
    • teacher student relationship


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