What Is The Importance Of Jerom Jerome Bruner's Spiral Curriculum

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Albert Bandura believed that learning is a gradual and continuous process (Fabes & Martin, 2003). As an educator, I believe everything begins with small steps. Children murmur before they talk, crawl before they walk; similarly, children learn the most basic skills and gradually learn complex skills and concepts. As children mature they develop variety of skills and becoming increasingly capable of analyzing the world around them in a complex ways (Berk, 2013). During the early years children develop physical movement skills progressively. They develop simple skills such as walking, running, and jumping and thereafter develop complex skills such as skipping, long jump, galloping and so on. Initially, children are introduced to simple shapes then to silhouettes, to jigsaw puzzles and eventually to abstract shapes united by a concept (Daniels, Lauder & Porter, 2013). …show more content…

As a result, children would be able to master the subject as they build new knowledge on their prior knowledge. Likewise, Herbert Spencer highlighted that teachers should begin with the simple and move to the complex, beginning with the concrete and move to the abstract, and begin with the known and move gradually to what is unknown (Daniels et. al, 2013). From a behaviorist perspective, learning or conditioning begins with simple stimulus-response connections and then progresses to the complex level of abstract reasoning (Bergin & Bergin, 2018). Students will find it challenging to solve an advanced problem if they have yet to master the prerequisite low-level skills which lead to greater success and competence in future years (Bergin & Bergin,

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