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Video Intentional teaching: So many possibilities - Responding to children's ideas and interests

TLF ID M014403

This video shows practical examples of a kindergarten teacher using intentional teaching strategies to respond to children's ideas and interests. The teacher uses a real life investigation for children to develop and test hypotheses and explore solutions. The resource includes discussion questions for teachers and leaders. The video is 4 minutes and 39 seconds long and is part of a series of 4 short videos about intentional teaching developed by the Queensland Studies Authority.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This video is of considerable value to teachers, early years educators and leaders. It provides intentional teaching strategies that allow them to take an active role in children's learning. Teachers extend children's ideas, challenge children's thinking and make links to children's interests in order to support them to discover new possibilities and develop and test hypotheses.
  • The resource is a valuable professional learning resource for teachers, service leaders and professional development facilitators to help plan, reflect and engage with the five learning and development areas in the Queensland kindergarten learning guideline (QKLG). This guideline has been developed for prior-to-school settings.
  • The examples in the video also align with the learning outcomes of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Year level

F; 1; 2

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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Queensland Studies Authority
  • Organization: Queensland Studies Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: Queensland, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
  • Online
  • Text
  • © Queensland Studies Authority 2013 (except where otherwise indicated). This material may be used and reproduced free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes by Australian schools and education bodies as covered by the National Educational Access Licence for Schools (NEALS) (unless another licence is indicated on certain material as being applicable), provided all acknowledgements are retained. For all other uses please contact the Queensland Studies Authority, PO Box 307, Spring Hill Qld 4004 Australia or email