Through ongoing, objective and careful observation of our environments and spaces we can observe for involvement. Involvement is necessary for students to address their capabilities and development, and for deep level learning to take place. We take time to plan for an environment that will engage all of our students in a wide range of activities.
Children with a high level of involvement show high levels of concentration and are absorbed by their activity. They show interest, motivation and fascination, and will often tend to persevere. They will also show a strong sense of satisfaction as they operate at the limits of their capabilities. It is through this involvement that we facilitate for deep level learning’.
Research states that children’s development is supported most through an appealing and varied environment with wide and varied materials and activities on offer.
- ‘What’s on offer?’
- How ‘rich is the environment?’
- What materials are available?
- What activities are on offer?
We also need to look at outcomes and expectations. We want children to develop in different areas such as self-reliance, self-competence, self-confidence, motivation and resilience along with language skills and motor skills.
We look closely at how the child is feeling, their well-being and how engaged they are with their involvement.