Theories of development are important as they can influence practice and also help us to understand children’s behaviour, reactions and ways of learning. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a zoologist who became interested in children’s cognitive development as a result of working on intelligence tests. He noticed that children consistently gave similar wrong answers to some questions and began to consider why this was. Piaget used his own children to make detailed observations and gradually developed a theory that has been very influential. Piaget’s theory of learning is sometimes referred to as a constructivist approach because he suggested that children constructed or built their thoughts according to their experiences of the world around them.
[pic] Collaboration In 2–3 paragraphs, describe how you will find answers to your questions or address your “wonderings” about assessment. Include possible resources, such as other colleagues, professional journals and/or organizations, or professional development. Many of my questions and hesitations regarding the concept of assessments have already been discussed and answered by the required excerpts from Educational psychology: Windows on classrooms that I read this week. I found the excerpts to be informative as well as extremely motivating. While I believe myself to be a dedicated, hard-working, and knowledgeable educator, I do rely on many factors to get me through the school year in regard to questions and concerns I may have.
How do they influence current practice? Cognitive – Jean Piaget | Main points of theory Piaget’s theory is sometimes referred to as a “constructive approach” because he suggested that children constructed or built up their thoughts according to their experiences of the world around them. He uses the term ‘schema’ to refer to a child’s conclusions or thoughts. He felt that learning was ongoing process with children needing to adapt (hence Piaget’s term ‘adaption) | Explain how does this theory influence current practice? If a parent was expecting a baby and maybe the other child wasn’t happy about it, we as a setting we could do role play with the dolls making references to when you have a baby brother or sister you could help mummy, you can cuddle the baby etc.
CTLLS: Assignment 1 Planning and Enabling Learning In this essay I will be discussing how to enable learning through planning and activities. There are four main subject areas within this assignment: learner’s needs, learning programmes, developing resources and reflecting on personal and professional development. I found that Geoff Petty, Anne Gravells and the Internet were all very good sources of information. I also used interviews with Jo Thompson and Lucy Coates as goldmines of quotations. I will write my assignment based around my Level One Electrical Installations course, which incorporates both practical and theory lessons as particulars of the course, and due to the nature of the course requirements, I have a large range of abilities in my classroom.
It, too, has its roots in Vygotsky, Dewey, and the other social learning theorist. The basic idea is that there is a conclusion to a problem presented to the students and they are to discover if that solution is viable. There are several variations on inquiry-based learning (Banchi & Bell, 2008). Banchi and Bell, 2008, suggest that there are four levels of inquiry. These include confirmation inquiry, structured inquiry, guided inquiry, and open inquiry.
The Importance of Fantasy in The Cat In The Hat The Cat in The Hat was a children’s book written and creatively illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Suess. It was first published in 1957 and has since made a deep impression in the hearts of children and adults alike. The story centers around an eccentric anthropomorphic cat that comes in to the house of two children while the adults are away, attempting to entertain them while they are stuck at home on a rainy day. The element of fantasy that was implemented throughout the story, which includes a talking pet goldfish and a talking cat that performs all sorts of tricks, became an immediate success and was praised as an exciting alternative compared to the ineffective traditional primers such as those featuring Dick and Jane. This essay will discuss on the importance of fantasy in popular children’s literature such as The Cat in The Hat.
Pierce NCREL, Oak Brook, 1990 New Learning and Thinking Curricula Require Collaboration In Guidebook 1, we explored a "new" vision of learning and suggested four characteristics of successful learners: They are knowledgeable, self-determined strategic, and empathetic thinkers. Research indicates successful learning also involves an interaction of the learner, the materials, the teacher, and the context. Applying this research, new guidelines in the major content areas stress thinking. Guidebook 2 describes these new guidelines and provides four characteristics of "a thinking curriculum" that cut across content areas. The chief characteristic of a thinking curriculum is the dual agenda of content and process for all students.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training Module Title: Theories and Principles for planning and enabling learning and assessment EDU2141-N Level 5 Word Count: 1975 My subject specialism is Uniformed Public Services, I deliver teaching to a small group of learners who have a variety of special educational needs including ADHD, Dyslexia and behavioural issues. This presents many planning issues most of which can be resolved by using a combination of teaching and learning theories, which are reflected in my lesson plan. Due to the nature of my learners it is important that when I plan my sessions that great care is taken to ensure both differentiation and inclusion, if I neglect to take into consideration the individual learning needs of all my learners the consequences can be substantial for instance, I have a number of learners who have been excluded from main stream education due to major behavioural issues such as attacking Teachers or other learners therefore, it is imperative that all the learners are engaged in the learning process and it is my responsibility to plan teaching, learning and assessment strategies to ensure engagement. To enable effective planning, all my learners have taken initial diagnostic tests for both Maths and English, they have completed learning styles questionnaires and I have completed a comprehensive group profile which outlines the learners’ individual needs. On a weekly basis, I conduct tutorials enabling the learners and myself to set *S. M. A. R. T targets this takes a Humanist learning theory approach.
His main preference was for a kinaesthetic approach whilst also utilising aspects of verbal and auditory styles. This I felt was appropriate for the placement and I saw my role as mentor as being the facilitator of stimulating learning experiences. To effectively do this I was required to develop my understanding of the wide variety of teaching skills and learning theories to enable Sidney to gain the best form his time with me. There are many papers and books about the way people learn and how they are taught. Reece and Walker (2003) describe five main schools of thought regarding learning, Behaviourism, Neo Behaviourism, Cognitive, Humanistic and Gestalt Theory.
Jenny Ray Grand Canyon University Educational Psychology 313 July 13, 2012 While not everyone within any group will exhibit the same qualities, what are some common characteristics of the group? Learning perspectives are unique in the educational system in that they give the educator an "edge" of knowledge into how to stimulate a students mind. Perspectives are insights into how a student might think and how the educator can reach a student in either a regular or special educational status. There are actually four discussions of perspectives that will be enveloped in this insightful discussion on learning perspectives. Common characteristics in all of these groups can be identified as curiosity, each group or perspective has questions and a need to get answers regardless of any cultural differences.