It enables children to interact and participate in a variety of projects to encourage creativity and independence. This is a good strategy as it encourages children to construct their knowledge through the relationships they build with others and the surrounding environment. ‘’It is an approach where the expressive arts play a central role in learning and where a unique reciprocal learning relationship exists between practitioner and child’’. www.educationscotland.gov.uk/ (21/11/13). It is an important aspect to carry out when allowing children to play, as it encourages children to be independent learners, and allows them to understand and learn about life and the world.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), (2012) states that the role of the practitioner is crucial in observing and reflecting on children’s spontaneous play, building on this by planning and providing a challenging environment which supports specific areas of children’s learning and extends and develops children’s language and communication in their play. (See appendix 1 note 2) Another role of the practitioner is to work professionally and responsibly such as to ‘work as part of the team, work with parents and partners, participate in providing an environment that is welcoming and stimulating’ (Tassoni P, et.al, 2007 page 137) and to meet the learning needs of each individual child by providing a range of activities and experiences. A1 While attending placements I have worked to support the learning needs of children in this particular role by working with my supervisor, other staff members and parents or carers. When doing this, practitioners should always be professional, for example using a polite tone of
Vygotsky supports this notion and argues that family centered care increases children’s awareness through dialogue, child initiated play, and other engaging challenging explorations such as small groups interactions and the overall interactions with others. Reggio Emilia believes that family centered care is crucial in a child’s development. Emilia believes that every teacher should have learning and teaching experience. Not only should
It encourages children to learn at their own level that they feel comfortable and confident with, therefore enhancing the opportunity for developing many social and intellectual skills. Skinner Skinners theories are used widely in practices as we praise children for positive behavior or for performing an action correctly, Skinners theory on negative behavior was putting a child on timeout. 1.2 Explain the potential impact on service provision of different theories and approaches I feel that we use a bit of all these theories and approaches in our setting. The children use their own choice and freedom to develop their own play. As each child starts in our setting, their parents fill in a portfolio, which helps our staff learn their likes and dislikes and their favorite toy, song and story.
Involving young people in planning and reflecting on their own learning through assessment, evaluation and personal learning planning is essential and this is the responsibility of all practitioners regardless of the learning setting. Universal support will help young people to identify and plan opportunities for achievement through activities covering a full range of contexts and settings, whilst meeting individual needs and providing effective learning activities that address barriers across the curriculum in every context and setting. Additional Support Some young people will benefit from additional or targeted support, tailored to their individual circumstances. This could be at any point of their learning journey or, for some, throughout the journey. 1.2 explain the role of practitioners in providing impartial information and advice to children and young people 1 Young people are informed about how information, advice and guidance services can help them and how to access the services they need.
Philosophy Statement I love being a part of a child’s growth and development. I believe children learn best through spontaneous, meaningful, safe play. I believe it helps them to grow and develop in a positive way. I believe this type of play helps their social skills, their brain development and their self help, just to name a few. Play promotes curiosity, discovery, and problem solving, which helps develop a positive self image for the individual child.
Finding ways to make the material fun, engaging, and easy to comprehend will nurture a love of learning. Treating students with kindness and respect and helping them learn to apply that to others to create a positive and nurturing environment. * Differentiated- Making sure to include visual, audio, and tactile facets to all curriculum so that each individual will have the best chance possible to understand the material not matter their learning style. Working in pairs, small groups and classroom projects where partners and assignments are chosen based on the individual needs of the students. Keeping charts on each student for educational, social, and behavioral goals and personalizing the reward and recognition that they get for their effort and
We learned that play is a very important aspect in a child’s development. We also learned how you use the game by interacting with it. How the child also develops while playing the game and others like it. Introduction A toy/game that is interactive helps the child develop in many different parts of his body and mind. We will learn about the types of play for an early childhood aged kid.
Teachers who truly value the family’s role in a child’s education, and recognize how much they can accomplish by working with families, can build a true partnership (Dodge, Colker, and Heroman, 2002, pg. 211). The curriculum is based around the theories of: Abraham Maslow (basic needs and learning), Jean Piaget (logical thinking and reasoning), Lev Vygotsky (social interaction and learning), Howard Gardner (multiple intelligences), and Sara Smilansky (play and learning). These theorist help mold the foundation for the curriculum that is used in many classrooms today. The Creative Curriculum enhances social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
Its success with children from all social strata, and even those with special needs, has attracted wide interest.Montessori teachers know that children learn more by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting, and exploring than they do by just listening. Under the Montessori theory, teachers are prepared to create dynamic, interactive learning environments that encourage each child to reason, create, collaborate, negotiate, and understand. The goal for teachers as well as students is the development of an autonomous individual, competent in all areas of life, not merely someone with the "right" answers.Who Was Maria Montessori? (Content courtesy of the North American Montessori Teachers’ Association. © NAMTA.