To successfully fur fill the requirements I as the adult will have to provide and make resources accessible so that I can interact with the children and observe and reflect on each of the child’s learning experiences. By doing this I will be able to see what the children enjoy doing and how I can keep the child’s attention and concentration. To use the child centred approach you will have to look at every child as an individual with different strengths learning styles and interests as well as adapting to children who have learning difficulties or disabilities, to achieve this I will have to research their
Lev Vygotsky’s theory was based on social/emotional development needs to show demonstration/imagination to allow a child to progress. His belief was based on the kinaesthetic technique as he believed that when children observe someone that is more advanced than them they learn from them and imitate their actions. Lev Vygotsky“...suggested that this silent inner speech and spoken social speech are connected...” (Meggitt et al, 2012. P.80). It is critical to link his theory to practice as it encourages/allows children to communicate with other children using their social skills which they have developed and allows children to build self-confidence.
Duties and responsibilities of own work role..... SUPPORT FOR THE SCHOOL Responsibilities and duties is to create safe, happy, positive and stimulating learning environment that children can be cared for. To beware and to follow the school policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, school rules, behaviour policy, confidentiality and data protection, reporting any concerns to an appropriate person. To ensure all children and young people have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop. To respect and support the role of other professionals. Keeping up to date with change procedures and practice by attending meetings and training.
1.2 Explain the principles of relationship building with children, young people and adults Being a teaching assistant involves working closely with individuals and groups of children, my relationship with children must be professional. When working with groups of children I need to give individual attention to each child to ensure that all children feel welcome and valued within the school. This includes encouraging pupils to answer questions, ask questions, make suggestions and contribute ideas as appropriate to their ages, needs and abilities. Teaching assistants need to help children and young people understand the value and importance of positive relationships. We should encourage children when working in pairs, groups and as a class to listen to one another and acknowledge ideas.
E7- Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs. A1- Include a reflective account of the role of the practitioner in supporting the learning needs of children. The role of the practitioner is a variety of things that include being key worker this means that practitioners have a small group of children each that are there key children. it is then their job to observe and assess them and keep them on track with their development looking for any extra support that they need and if so then they need to put practice in place to help the children achieve the development milestones. Practitioners need to praise children and encourage them to succeed in their learning and give them the support they need.
It can outline the basis for the partial development of the right learning needs and abilities and may also be constructive preliminary stage for future learning prospects There are many rationales why it’s significant to observe and assess pupils’ development. For example, to be able to recognize the broad choice of skills in all areas of pupils development. This will help teachers and teaching assistants to set out goals that need improving and building upon current skills to allow pupils to achieve their educational attainment at different levels. Moreover it is important to observe and assess in order to identify and comprehend the cycle of development in children. This understanding should be used to connect the hypothesis and theory with my own practice as a teaching assistant within the school.
A learning support practitioner will also be required to provide the teacher with feedback of the activity and the child's performance , so the practitioners should arrange with the teacher beforehand how they should be providing the feedback. During the delivery of an activity, practitioners should be setting clear expectation and instructions. They may recognise that children are struggling or not understanding what they are asking them to do ; if this is the case practitioners should modify their delivery or the activity itself , in order for every child to take part. During the activity practitioners should be monitoring and observing in order to provide the teacher with feedback. A learning support practitioner will also contribute towards the
It is important that children are able to access this whole range of learning opportunities, as they learn from watching and imitating others as well as by exploring and experimenting. The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook defines child-initiated learning in the following way: ‘A self initiated activity is an
My personal philosophy for learning and teaching in a multiage classroom blends not only my beliefs in learning but my beliefs in nurturing the whole child. When students are not dependent on their teacher to meet all their needs, they are empowered to take ownership of the classroom environment and to develop individual responsibility for the classroom community. The interplay between older and younger students in the same classroom can facilitate this development of self-directed behaviour as older students provide models for younger students. This is what takes place in a multiage classroom and I truly believe that this is what nurtures that whole child idea. I believe that children learn in different ways and have different interests, styles and paces which need to be celebrated.
Unit 3 Question 2 E5: Describe TWO (2) strategies which the setting may use to empower children to develop independence and self-reliance The importance of children’s communication skills In terms of empowering children, communications skills are critical. Being able to communicate helps children express their needs and feelings and make friendships with other children. Some children who experience difficulties in managing their behaviour are likely to have difficulties communicating. This means that helping children gain communication skills should be a major focus of your work with them. Communication skills used by children helps children to express their feelings, manage their anger, helps to negotiate with others, helps to understand the feelings of others, and also helps children respond appropriately to others.