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Effective teaching in the early years: research

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updated on 4 January 2018
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
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Is there any research about effective teaching in the early years? We outline research findings on effective pedagogy in the EYFS and look at the characteristics of effective teaching it identifies. We also link to the EEF's early years toolkit, which uses research to point to effective practice.

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  1. 1 High-quality interactions
  2. 2 Guided play
  3. 3 Assessment
  4. 4 Effectiveness of specific teaching strategies

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  • 5 external links

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