Unit 3 E5

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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. C1 : Evaluate ONE (1) theoretical perspective which supports the development of strategies for empowering children Vygotsky stresses the importance of three major elements in the process towards fully developed cognitive ability: 1. Children respond to the world through action. This often does not require the use of language. 2. Children are able to reflect upon their own thought processes through language and may use strategies such as talking themselves through a problem. 3. Understanding is reached through cooperation with others in a wide variety of social settings. These will involve interactions with parents, teachers and other people significant in children’s lives. They will also involve children in learning through elements of their own culture (e.g. art and language, explanations and comparisons, songs and play). Vygotsky stresses the importance of cultural experiences and the social interactions that happen in the child’s culture (a set of attitudes, behaviour patterns and beliefs belonging
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