Playing and learning in children’s education E1/A In (appendices 1), the Nursery World article written by Fisher. J (2012) talks about how the role of the practitioner should plan for a balance between adult –led learning and child –led learning. This means that the adult needs to observe children closely to see how they are developing. When the practitioner stands back during child-led play, they can gain lots of information about a child, how they use their environments and resources. This helps to meet their learning needs if the practitioner then uses this information to plan the next steps.
This aspect of learning makes sure that workers know that children need a wide range of experiences, materials and resources for them to be able to express themselves by planning different types of activities for them to do. These could be painting, drawing, junk modelling, musical instruments and heuristic play. Exploring media and materials is being able to provide the children to explore from
It enables children to interact and participate in a variety of projects to encourage creativity and independence. This is a good strategy as it encourages children to construct their knowledge through the relationships they build with others and the surrounding environment. ‘’It is an approach where the expressive arts play a central role in learning and where a unique reciprocal learning relationship exists between practitioner and child’’. www.educationscotland.gov.uk/ (21/11/13). It is an important aspect to carry out when allowing children to play, as it encourages children to be independent learners, and allows them to understand and learn about life and the world.
1.1 Different reasons why people communicate. When in early years setting, people communicate for a range of purposes, such as, to give/receive information or instructions, to discuss an issue, to express needs/opinions and to develop their own learning. When those, who provide care for children and young people, communicate, their practice becomes better adapted and communication is vital to work together as a team. According to K.Beith et al “as an early years practitioner, the way you communicate with adults will also affect the quality of care provided for the children” and it is important to communicate effectively to ensure that everyone has clear information and can understand your actions. (Beith.K et al,Pg.2, Level 2 certificate for the Children and young people’s workforce, 2010, Heinemann, Harlow) When I work with children I communicate with children and young people to build relationships, verbal or non-verbal communication may be used to help children and young people feel welcome and valued, and to co-ordinate activities.
E1) Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs. The role of the practitioner when meeting children’s learning needs are too collect, learn and understand the information which they need to know, information they need to know is: • What is play • The benefits of play • What is experienced when playing? • Relationships between play and learning • Stages of play and play types Influences on play (Which are) • Social influences • Economic influences • Physical influences • Physiological influences • National initiatives • Local initiatives • Theorists which influence play Observation • Observation which informs planning • Observation which informs practice • Observations when planning activities to promote children’s learning and development • Recording assessment • Role of assessment in informing planning and responding to learning needs • Key issues in recording assessment Working with others • Outside agencies • How outside agencies contribute in settings. • Inclusiveness with parents/guardians and why it is important. • Importance of including parents/guardians in planning.
Unit 7 E1 Collate evidence which describes the role of the practitioner in meeting children’s learning needs. Gather and present information about the role of the practitioner when children’s learning needs. A practitioners role in meeting children’s learning needs are to understand and work with all children to meet each individuals learning needs. One way practitioners can do this is providing different opportunities for individual children who is unique and may learn differently to others around them. Part of The practitioner’s role would e to plan and use resources for the environment to help ring challenges to children to help them with different areas of their learning development.
We learned that play is a very important aspect in a child’s development. We also learned how you use the game by interacting with it. How the child also develops while playing the game and others like it. Introduction A toy/game that is interactive helps the child develop in many different parts of his body and mind. We will learn about the types of play for an early childhood aged kid.
As working with children will not be easy in aspects of planning, teaching etc. it is important that you commit some valuable time to plan your lessons and spend your time wisely with children to help them learn. An example of this is preparing work for children of different abilities as they have different learning methods and some may take more time or require extra support due to learning difficulties etc. It is relevant for an early years practitioner to work well in a team as it is important to acknowledge everybody's contribution which is their right. You should adopt a ‘we’re in this together’ approach.You should also be aware of how to behave within your team and be supportive and co - operative.
This is so the practitioner can act on the advice and put it onto the planning. This advice can have more experience in different aspects of the child’s life. This then helps with the care and learning needs of all children as if the child has a disability which affects their learning. The teacher will have to get another professional in that knows what they are doing to help care for the child and help with the child’s learning. This means that the child will be getting a full learning experience and understand the lesson because it is easier for them.
Unit 82 Creative learning is about children being actively involved in their own learning and their ability to make their own choices and decisions. Helping children to develop imaginative thinking which can be achieved through exploration of a creative environment of various materials and objects. Helping children to develop problem solving skills such as construction and Ict. Providing children with opportunities to make connections between different areas and to be able to relate to them. Some creative learning activities may be focused on achieving a goal for example making a den.