The potential of pedagogical documentation, By Jacinthe Nguyen Can learning be visible? Children’s and teacher’s learning’s processes visible through pedagogical documentation. Life is full of learning moments for children as well as for adults. But how can we illustrate this learning in a manner visible to others? In the Reggio Emilia approach, children are seen as active and competent learners; and the use of pedagogical documentation reflects this view through exhibiting, analysing and reflecting on children’s learning (Patterson, 2005).
After the practitioner know the information and understands it, there next role is too use it to meet the children’s learning needs. The information learnt could be used when the practitioner is planning, or when they are putting it into
Unit 13 1.1 Personal, Social and Emotional Development-: We are helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves and others, and to form positive relationships and develop respect for others. We help them to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings, to understand appropriate behavior in groups and to have confidence in their own ability. Physical Development-: Providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. We help children to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food. Communication and Language Development-: We are providing children with opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to help develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves, and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
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
EYFS 2008B EXPLAINS formative assessment as.. Assessment for learning it is ongoing and informs planning When incorporated into Early Years practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning whilst it is still happening. The process serves as practice for the children and a check for their understanding during the learning process. The formative assessment process acts as a guide for practitioners in making decisions about future teaching intentions. Here are a few examples that may be used in the classroom during the formative assessment process to collect evidence of student learning. Inc. planning cycle Formative assessment happens within my setting through????
Through play children, among other things, develop language that then is the basis for literacy skills that are taught at schools. Play develops a number of skills: Fine and gross motor skills Sensory knowledge (sight, hearing, taste, touch, exploration of space) Exploration of different roles Development of social skills – best indicator of success at school Development of cognitive skills Development of problem solving skills and thinking skills Development of language skills Play enables children to show their mental representations of the world and enables children to interpret their world. There is structured and unstructured play. Adults often direct structured play and there are rules etc. In unstructured play children choose the activity and make their own rules.
CT230 4.3 Explain how play and activities are used to support the development of speech, language and communication. Children learn well by being in an environment where there is regular communication and interaction with adults and other children. Through regular interaction with adults and other children particularly for activities that children are interested in or find enjoyable, give children an excellent platform to support the development of their speech, language and communication skills. When children are having fun or wish to convey their views, opinions or wishes, they are compelled to try and communicate this to you. This is why play and activities are excellent tools for supporting the development of speech and language.
The Reggio Emilia approach promotes the idea that children’s creativity can develop unabated by restrictions and boundaries. By giving children time and space to explore materials, freedom to test things out and varied opportunities to learn and develop new skills, children will inevitably employ their natural creativity and curiosity to make meaningful connections between their experiences and the wider world. Children provided with the right resources, such as toys that have more than one use, natural fibers and items such as glass and fabrics, have been given the tools to explore their creativity. They can then reflect upon how their projects connect to their learning and life experiences. Reggio Emilia philosophies have, at their core, a community value.
Knowing that they are different ways in which a child can learn a teacher should try to incorporate each style within there lesson plan so no child is left out. A teacher will usually lean toward teaching the students in their preference style of learning. Meaning for a teacher who is more of a hands on learner he or she will have more hands on activities but a teacher should learn to use the three most effective styles of learning which are, visual learners, kinesthetic learners and auditory learners. Understanding the different ways in which a child learns is the first step in creating and implementing a curriculum that accomplish all the goals it’s designed for. As an educator it’s important to make sure that all the T’s are crossed to insure that each child gained something as they walk away.
Preschoolers and early childhood learners are in the discovery mode and must be allowed to experience the relevancy of learning. Public education is the joint effort of teachers and community to provide learning for children. Teachers have a specific role with specific goals to accomplish the best results. These goals can be achieved by doing certain teaching methods and classroom management skills. Children learn better in a well-disciplined (controlled) environment that provides the appropriate curriculum for each grade level.