Planning outside the boxes – what does this look like?

Presented by Philip Butler


As a learning collective, we will unpack ‘the golden rule’ when planning for children’s learning – ‘follow up the thinking not the activities…’

Together we will examine the planning cycle and how when the learning is tuned into the child's interests, passions and needs, the more we can be sure of quality outcomes. One of the positives of planning like this is that a plan tends to write itself. There are limitless possibilities and opportunities beyond the learning listed in the frameworks when using the learning as a prompt for the follow-up and not the outcomes.


  • How do you use the VEYLDF Learning Outcomes – as a 'guide' for the planning or a template/checklist
  • How can we utilise children's voices and agency to guide planning and learning? 

Completing Planning outside the boxes - what does this look like may contribute one-hour of PD that aligns with the NESA (NSW) criteria for Elective PD and addresses:

The Australian Professionals Standards for Teachers: APST 3: Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning

Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes: Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

The National Quality Standard: QA 1: Educational program and practice



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  • 27 Feb 2024
    1 hour, Tue 3:00 PM AEDT - Tue 4:00 PM AEDT
    • $58.50 incl. GST
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