Unit 9- Final Project Over the pass nine weeks I learned so many interesting things. And researched a lot of detailed information required in this class. Back in Unit 1 I learned Role of psychology in our daily lives. In the learning activity I got to explain how understanding and predicting behaviors benefit us in our lives at home, at work and in school? Here is what I say: Understanding and predicting behaviors can benefit us in our lives at home, at work and in school because if you are asked how behavior at home can effect a student in there school work it because a lot of times there not thinking about what there doing and that could mess with there head cause they have other thing on there mind.
His theory underlined the contribution to learning made by others. He also believed key ideas in a classroom then became conversation, play and opportunities to follow interests and ideas. In (appendices 4) Tina Bruce’s theory is ‘free flow’ play she believed children learnt better from developing rules and props and freely chosen activities. Her approach to early education was developed around schemas. She believed “a pattern of repeated actions.
This can support the children's thinking and extend their learning. Practtitoners withing the setting role play how to be creative with divergent thinking. Model being creative, for example. Childen within the setting understand they have freedom to access all resources, but have also developed an understanding that it is important to put equipment back back where it belongs. (Montessori) within practice it is vital to practitoners to gain an understanding of how they support the childrens creativity and crititcal thinking, so often record how practitoners interact with children and then reflect upon it for future development and
Lauren Fowler Pin: 30199220 OP2.17 1.1. Describe why creative development is important to children’s learning. Creative development is important to children’s development and learning because it helps your child to use their mind and imagination to express their own ideas. Even playing with their friends is also helping your child to understand that all family’s and cultures can be different. It also helps your child to make connections in their thinking and the way in which problem are solved.
Children are also encouraged help one another. They are taught to ask for help from another child before coming to a teacher. I plan activities that require cooperation and group work so that children will work together to solve problems and be attentive to other’s needs. The children make our room a better place by being empathetic and helpful to others. In my program I want children to be independent and make positive choices.
Play promotes curiosity, discovery, and problem solving, which helps develop a positive self image for the individual child. I think children should be able to be themselves, not a constructed version of themselves and not who adults think they should be. They should be able to find out who they are at a young age, play helps that. During play, children discover. They use their imagination and are able to see an object as something else; like using blocks for play food, or hands for telephones.
Children tend to role play themselves through play playing schools and playing the role of teachers, playing mums and dads, etc so this proves that the way in which adults behave has a strong impact on how children look up to adults as role models. Having strong role models gives children security throughout their life. Teachers as role models help the child learn about rules,
In the article “Fear of Heights: Teachers, Parents, and Students are Wary of Achievement.” Author Bob Chase, who is president of the National Education Association pointed that teachers and parents should more worried about the students who involved in many extracurricular activities after school. He called these students are the “C” students. We know in all of the school teachers like the “A” students because they concentrate in class, serious write notes and review, all of the test result are also very good. Instead, the “C” students very busy every day. Since they into the class, they don't stop talking, send messages and also have a lot of function in school clubs.
C8- Analyse the importance of play in children’s learning, giving reasons why play should be included in planning. It is important to include play in a child’s learning and experience, this is because it enables them to explore and learn new things independently and through a way in which they understand. From play they are able to express their feelings and thoughts on the subject through interpreting the situation, events, or experience they’ve seen. It’s a good way of allowing children their own space to make choices of what, when, and who they play with, giving them many opportunities to build on relationships which is a good aspect in enhancing their communication skills and ability to work with others and co-operate efficiently. Play is a ‘’free flow’’ experience which enables a child to progress at their own pace.
The important factor within the interaction is that the level of choice is appropriate for the child. Time is also a potential barrier to consulting with children. Kay (200) acknowledges that individual attention on a regular basis is an almost utopian concept in a busy ECCE setting, but stresses the fact that taking time to listen to young children may represent a step forward in their knowledge of the world around them. Regardless of the obstacles that appear (perceived or real), a supportive climate where collaboration between adults and children is encouraged is essential for learning. This involves active listening and reflection, in order to ‘…provoke, co-construct and stimulate children’s thinking and their collaboration with peers’ (French, 2007:27).