The Early Years Learning Framework Essay

770 Words Jul 18th, 2015 4 Pages
An educator’s beliefs and values stem from their cultural identity which is a sociocultural perspective gained over a lifetime of social and cultural experience. These predetermined values surrounding gender, sexuality, social economic status (SES) and cultural diversity, influence the way the curriculum is enacted commencing from birth within the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) until Year 12 via the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). An educator that considers the colour blue as masculine and pink as feminine, may unintentionally hand out pink stickers to girls, reinforcing the gender stereotype by way of the hidden curriculum “what children learn without teachers realising it” (Blaise & Nuttall, 2011, p. 82). Therefore, the educator’s own sociocultural values and predetermined image of their students’ will influence how and what each student will learn.
The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) is based on principles, practice and learning outcomes with a strong focus on the learning environment and surroundings which are implemented according to the educator’s understanding of the curriculum and their own philosophy (reinforced by beliefs and values) (Blaise & Nuttall, 2011, pp.103-105; Robson, 2004, p. 205; Strong-Wilson & Ellis, 2007, pp. 40-43. Beliefs and values held by the educator can be intentionally or unintentionally displayed in the learning environment by way of materials, furniture placement and play. These beliefs have…

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