4.2 Active Learning
Mental and physical involvement
- To be mentally or physically engaged in learning, children need to feel at ease, secure and confident.
- Active learning occurs when children are keen to learn and are interested in finding things out for themselves.
- When children are actively involved in learning they gain a sense of satisfaction from their explorations and investigations.
- When children engage with people, materials, objects, ideas or events they test things out and solve problems. They need adults to challenge and extend their thinking.