Characteristics Page ContentThe characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies, represent a set of desirable qualities teachers can consider when working with children and colleagues so they are responsive to each individual child, context and purpose of learning.Click on each characteristic below for its description, associated research links, teacher and child behaviours unpacked and examples of practice aligning curriculum, pedagogies and assessment. ResourcesDownload the following resources to support consideration of the characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies. Characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies postcards (PDF, 5.3MB) (DOC, 44KB) - may be used as a ready-reckoner for teachers keeping the characteristics on hand. Characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies posters (PDF, 3MB) (DOCX, 26KB) - may be used to build shared understandings across school teams and as a reference point for describing practice that is reflective of the characteristics. Characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies: Teacher and child behaviours unpacked (PDF, 220KB) - may be used to prompt teacher reflection and broaden understanding of the characteristics. Characteristics of age-appropriate pedagogies: Questions to support teacher reflection (PDF, 496KB) - may be used to assist teachers to engage in reflective processes required to embed the characteristics into planning and practice. Early years learning spaces tool (PDF, 893KB) (DOCX, 27KB) - may be used by teachers and school teams in reflecting on the form, function and aesthetics of early years learning spaces.