Establish good relationships with children, acting as good role and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs. Encourage and promote self-esteem and independence. Provide feedback to children in relation to progress and achievement. SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHER Assist with the planning of learning activities under the direction and guidance of the class teacher. Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
Good communication skills are essential for early childhood educators. This essay outlines how good communication skills provide advancement in student skill, through proper practices of collaboration between childhood educators, students, and parents through good communication. Classroom communication can be defined as a process of information shared that consists of verbal and nonverbal transactions between teacher and students, or between and among students, in a classroom setting (Kearns, 2012, p.33). Firstly, this forms the basis of skills essential for educators to increase student educational success. Secondly, children increase social and cognitive development from positive influences that are communicated by teachers.
The more children know about their world, the easier it is for them to read and learn when they get to school. You have an important role to play in helping children learn new information, ideas, and vocabulary and how to use this knowledge to become full participants in their own learning. You can help children to connect new information and ideas to what they already know and understand. As a teacher, you and the children's parents and caregivers are partners in helping to get the children ready for future school success. Good communication with parents and caregivers can build support for and strengthen the important work that you are doing in the classroom.
help each child enjoy their learning and make progress towards the early learning goals. provide a balance of adult led and child led activities that help children to think critically, play and explore and be active and creative learners. have good expectations for children and enthuse and motivate them. plan for individual children, taking into account their culture and background, including any children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, those learning English as an additional language and those who achieve beyond what is expected to ensure that you are offering an inclusive service and that each child receives an enjoyable and challenging experience across all areas of learning. support each child in their learning and work with parents and carers as partners in children’s learning and development.
Outcome 1.2 Explain current theoretical approaches to creativity and creative learning in early childhood. Creativity is more about the process rather than the end product. This process is useful for many reasons like develop confidence, good relationships, find out what talents do they have and teaches us about what can we give it to others. Being involved in creative activities is fun and absorbing for children. It helps children to have positive experiences and develop important abilities like Collaboration- being happy to work together Concentration- focusing on what they are doing Communication and language- developing good communication through talking, listening and writing Developing good relationships- working together and making new friends Imagination- bringing ideas to life Physical activity- participating in activities that encourage movement Problem solving- being able to explore different solutions Outcome 1.3 Critically analyse how creativity and creative learning can support young children’s emotional, social, intellectual, communication and physical development.
In making professional judgements, they weave together their: • professional knowledge and skills • knowledge of children, families and communities • awareness of how their beliefs and values impact on children’s learning • personal styles and past experiences. They also draw on their creativity, intuition and imagination to help them improvise and adjust their practice to suit the time, place and context of learning. Different theories about early childhood inform approaches to children’s learning and development. Early childhood educators draw upon a range of perspectives in their work which may include: • developmental theories that focus on describing and understanding the processes of change in children’s learning and development over time • socio-cultural theories that emphasise the central role that families and cultural groups play in children’s learning and the importance of respectful relationships and provide insight into social and cultural contexts of learning and development • socio-behaviourist theories that focus on the role of experiences in shaping children’s behaviour • critical theories that invite early childhood educators to challenge assumptions about curriculum, and consider how
The constructivist approach is the theory that children construct their own understanding and knowledge of the world, through experiencing things and reflecting on those experiences (Jonassen, n.d). This approach, also known as “active learning” or “play based learning” draws on how children learn across the different developmental domains (Arthur, Beecher, Death, Dockett, Farmer, 2008, p. 245). The constructivist approach promotes children to formulate their own ideas, draw conclusions and convey their knowledge in a collaborative learning environment (Arthur et al., 2008). Developing a play-based curriculum in the classroom enables children to draw on aspects from the wider community, engage actively with people, objects and representations and share the experiences they have with their family (Commonwealth of Australia 2009, p. 6). My personal philosophy is to provide rich experiences through the use of fun curriculum for all students.
At planning time, teachers create opportunities for children to choose activities, materials and people whom to interact with, adults and other children. All the areas and materials of the classroom are available and children are encouraged by teachers to think and reflect about their intentions and interests which foster their capacity to think in alternatives and make decisions about what they want to do while playing in the learning areas. Choice promotes children's ability to think about alternatives, make decisions,
There are a lot of similarities in Piaget and Vygotsky’s theories. They both believed that children should be active in their learning and that first hand experiences encourages a child’s national curiosity, they also shared the belief that play was a very important factor to a child’s learning. However Piaget believed that a child’s development is more internal than interactive and that children should learn to work things out for
First step is children to select the topic. Second step is field sites visits. Introduction The project approach model is an in-depth investigation of a topic related to the real world around children. “Including project work in the curriculum promotes children's intellectual development by engaging their minds in observation and investigation of selected aspects of their experience and environment. (Katz & Chard, 2000, p. 2)” The two essential elements of the project approach are “child-centered activities” and “social reconstruction”.