Advantages Of Early Child Education

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Abstract This article explores the benefits of utilising animation to enhance early child education. This form of education enables children to engage and prosper in the primary school classroom environment. It improves their emotional state, and confidence. However, early childhood education is facing a significant number of challenges in implementing this approach due to the lack of a world-wide policy framework, inadequate teaching, learning resources, funding constraints, poor socioeconomic factors operating in individual countries, teachers requiring greater classroom skills and children lacking engagement in learning. The authors’ opinion is that animation technology could be employed to help solve a number of educational challenges,…show more content…
This position has been endorsed by the United Nations (see Article B, United Nations, 1966). Therefore in many parts of the world, early education is compulsory to a certain age. Despite the universal appeal for and positive sentiment surrounding early education, it has and continues to experience a number of notable challenges in implementation. Such challenges are: gaps in policy frameworks, high teacher-child ratio, inadequate teaching and learning resources, funding constraints, low socioeconomic status of the country, teachers who experience a very high workload, children with a lack of motivation and engagement in learning (Mckeown, 2002). Consequently, the authors have concluded that there is a need for the development of a ‘learners’ focused strategy’ to enable the successful implementation of animation technology in early childhood education. Animation support in teaching and learning during the early childhood years is capable of radically improving the way in which topics across a wide range of subjects can be presented easily to learners. Through effective animated films, storytelling can be useful in cultural education and in many other social and scientific…show more content…
It takes place under the supervision of educators/teachers, but learners may also educate themselves. It can be either, or both, formal and informal. However, early childhood education is an important aspect of general education. It relates to the training of young children both at home and school, until the age of around 8 years (Dewey, 1916). Infant and toddler education is a subset of early childhood education. Initial childhood education enables children to enter and thrive in the elementary school classroom, decreasing the risk of mental illness, and helping the development of independent adults (Benin, 2010). In other words, a child at this early level of education is taught to be open to interpretations and critical thinking. She/he is exposed to all subjects, beginning with the environment in which he/she lives and in time, encompasses ethics, science, and belief systems. At this early stage, this formative type of education is capable of the following: closing the cognitive gap between lower and higher-income children before formal schooling begins, increasing subsequent high school graduation rates, improving performance on regulated tests, and decreasing both repetition of classroom material and the amount of children arranged in learning support education (Schweinhart et al.,
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