2. Active learning – Motivation
(Being involved and concentrating, Keeping trying, Enjoying achieving what they set out to do)
Children will become more deeply involved when you provide something that is new and unusual for them to explore, especially when it is linked to their interests. We notice what arouses children’s curiosity, looking for signs of deep involvement to identify learning that is intrinsically motivated. The practitioners are skilled to ensure children have time and freedom to become deeply involved in activities, and to allow children to maintain focus on things that interest them over a period of time.
Our scrapbook and use of Tapestry, helps them to keep ideas in mind by talking over photographs of their previous activities. We plan our daily routines to keep significant activities out instead of routinely tidying them away, making space and time for all children to contribute their ideas.