Active learning is learning which engages and challenges children’s thinking using real life and imaginary situations. It is presented through spontaneous play, planned purposeful play, investigating and exploring, events and life experience and focused teaching. Staff/Keyworkers support children through sensitive intervention and extend the learning through the use of open questions.
Children learn by doing, thinking, exploring, through quality interaction, intervention and relationships founded by children’s interest and abilities across a variety of contexts. Active learning provides opportunities for children to develop vital skills and knowledge building a positive attitude to learning.