Fostering Effective Early Learning: Literature Review
Available evidence, both locally and internationally, shows that access to quality early childhood education is consistently a major factor influencing developmental, learning and social abilities. The quality of interactions with educators, including their sensitivity, responsiveness and relationships with the children all have a significant impact.
The Fostering Effective Early Learning (FEEL) Study, launched by the NSW Government in late 2015, has delivered a Literature Review highlighting the importance of quality teaching practice in early childhood education and outlining the key elements of the best practice professional development used in the Study.
The Fostering Effective Early Learning Study is a world-first to explore how specific early childhood teaching practices improve a child's learning outcomes. It is led by the University of Wollongong's specialist research centre Early Start and esteemed researcher Professor Iram Siraj from the University of London. Initial findings are due later this year.