You will learn about the basic principles of child development and explore how the social world in which children and adolescents interact (e.g., parents, family, school, community, government, media, and cultural) influence learning, growth, and development. You will learn to apply these course concepts to practical and contemporary issues affecting children and families today. Course Learning Objectives: Upon completing this course, the student will be able to: 4. Identify context and theoretical frameworks to understand the developing child. 5.
Assessment is part of the process of understanding what children know, understand and can do so that future teaching steps can be appropriately planned. Cathy Nutbrown, 2006 Learning theories provide us with a basis for the interpretation of our observations and can help us to find a solution and to help
Creative Curriculum Foundation Diane Trister Dodge a preschool educator in 1979 introduce to the world The Creative Curriculum, she believed that the approach provided teachers with the support of making their goals co-inside in the classroom, by having appropriate developmentally practice and learning that is active for children that’s geared towards social competence. The curriculum holds a balance, teacher-directed and child-initiated learning which response to the learning styles of children and emphasizing on their strengths and interests. Dodge believed that the roles of families are valuable to the learning process. A bridge between home and school are valuable because it builds the foundation for how the child will learn and acquire information. Teachers who truly value the family’s role in a child’s education, and recognize how much they can accomplish by working with families, can build a true partnership (Dodge, Colker, and Heroman, 2002, pg.
What is distinct and important about Piaget's views is that he considered imagination and play to be crucial to enable every child to develop his own sense of self and to foster healthy learning habits. Erikson's Theory Erickson proposed nine stages of life, the earlier of which overlap with Piaget's. Erikson's first stage, infancy, lasts from birth until 18 months and involves a child learning to trust the world and the people in it. Early childhood -- lasting until about the third year of life -- requires individuals to learn their own bodies, skills and existence. During the play age, from 3 until 5, a child learns to create imaginative play situations and imagine new roles.
The strands are: • To learn about themselves - Self Concept Development • To learn about their feelings - Emotional Development • To learn about other people - Social Development • To learn to communicate - Language Development • To learn to move and do - Physical Development • To learn to think - Cognitive Development The quality of early experiences is shaped by the individuals with whom infants and toddlers spend their time and by the environments where they spend their time. As early childhood professionals, we know what children need in order to be successful in both school and in life. This document designed for program trainers, directors and parent educators to use as they work with caregivers and parents to insure quality care for infants and toddlers. Infants and toddlers are cared for in a variety of settings. These settings include the child’s own home, child care centers and family child care.
Families, along with their children, are the program” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009). Educators who understand child development in perspective to family and community rely on competency to organize an early childhood program which incorporates effective developmentally approved practices which incorporate family and community into the “whole child” approach. “School readiness is, of course, a concern for everybody, but professionals with a child development back-ground often come at it from a different angle than some other professionals and families by recognizing that social-emotional development is vitally tied to cognitive development” (Menza-Gonzalez, 2009). Socially, a child learns to relate to family, peers, teachers and other members of the community through a range of human emotions, interactions, and transitions over the years of development. Emotionally, children
Resource 2: SIOP Lesson Plan (Rhyming) Zenetta Bronson Grand Canyon University: ESL 533N Advanced Methodologies of SEI January 29, 2014 Teachers should prepare a lesson that targets a specific learning goal which allows students to make connections with their own knowledge, deliver the lesson so that the students are engaged, and be able to comprehensible talk to the students so they understand. Teachers should organize the instruction to build on the relationship between students learning in their first and second language. The attached lesson was delivered in order for the children to gain some understanding of phonological awareness particularly rhyming words. Phonological awareness (or phonemic
TECA 1354 QTA Discussion: Metacognition Development How Can Teachers assist children in the development of their Metacognitive skills? Answer: Teachers at every developmental stage provide learning activities that focus on study strategies, problem-solving, and critical thinking/decision-making skills. Chapter 7 5th Edition 1. How well does the author define Metacognition and Cognitive Strategies? (Describe these concepts in your own words to earn 1 grade point) Author defines metacognition an cognitive strategies as strategies that are important and needed in order for a child to understand how their mind works and also how they can take control of it 2.
(2012). Curriculum and methods for early childhood educators. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education DAP-What DAP means to me is when a teacher bases their lesson plan/curriculum on sound knowledge of a child’s development and learning process while also taking into account individual differences and needs. Cognitive- In the block area I have seen a great amount of cognitive development. Cognitive is how children view the world or how they see things.
Identify the needs of a child or adult with learning difficulties/disabilities with whom you work and recommend possible ways forward with this person. If possible, work with at least one other person as you carry out this assessment. In your assignment you will need to: • explain and justify your methods • briefly evaluate the way you worked with your ‘partner’ • support your arguments with relevant literature. “ Inclusion is not about placing children in mainstream schools. It is about changing schools to make them more responsive to the needs of all children.” (Mittler, 2000 cited Carpenter,Ashdown & Bovair 2001) It is widely known, that assessments of the level of a student’s performance greatly influence the teacher’s planning and strategies.