It is clear that the demand for quality early childhood education is clearly rising. With the increase of knowledge and inclusion of technology, educators, policy makers need to view and develop to keep pace with the need of the society and trends of curriculum planning. In the past where traditional teaching method are seen as the only way to teach is now questionable as the need to advocate of individual children abilities is put forward. As I created the curriculum framework, I had in mind the inclusion of children’s need to inquire, explore and learn through their own discovery. These approached are also in line with the trend to ensure a child develops in the social emotional skills.
A social constructivist viewpoint needs a view that teachers have a responsibility for understanding the nature and level of each child’s learning and to use that knowledge to build their practices in a way that is relevant for particular children in particular contexts. Such a viewpoint can notify practices for insertion that are based on a very dynamic model of children’s learning. Finally, contructivism 's utmost influence to education may be through the change in emphasis from knowledge as a creation to deliberate as a process. This legacy of constructivism to be expected demonstrates to be a fixed and significant modification in the structure of
Introduction In early childhood education, it is important for teachers to always consider and understand children and the families’ needs. Early childhood teachers cannot only work with their colleagues to face children and the families’ needs but also need to work with multi-disciplinary to collaborate the ideas with each other and discuss the best outcome for the children and the families in early childhood education setting together. So, the more explanation about the multi-disciplinary team is that teachers with different professionals such as psychologists, child social worker, police, adult social worker, health visitor or court working together to provide different services and support for children and the families’ needs. They are diverse professional groups who work together in order to collaborate, reflect, access and support children’s development, health and learning and also families' needs. Early childhood professionals are from diverse professional backgrounds.
They express the key concepts, skills, significant and foundational, necessary for literacy development and growth. It has to motivate, arouses and engage children’s mind. We have to make sure children steer clear of the bramble –bushes to succeed as a reader and writer. Even though these two articles argue different topics but they have the same key concept and element. They want children to develop and succeed.
Children’s programs should be based on children’s needs as they are going to grow, develop and mature in educators’ care and planned programs. Therefore, this is essential for educators to define their philosophy in education. Equality and Diversity It is important that an educator must consider the individual differences and design curricula that suitable for every child. I believe that all children are individuals, unique in their abilities, from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures, and they also have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Educators are observers and designers who have to observe children’s abilities, interests and learning styles for designing a curriculum that fulfill everyone’s needs.
Piaget and Maslow: Teaching the whole child Exceptional educators keep their fingers on the pulse of what their students need, in order to teach them effectively. Examining Piaget and Maslow’s theories, and applying them to the classroom will facilitate achieving this goal. Considering Piaget’s focus on development, and Maslow’s prioritization of human needs, one can integrate these ideas into classrooms and lesson plans that are optimized for student success. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development Piaget asserts, children are born with inherited scripts, called schema, these schema are building blocks for cognitive development. As a child grows, he acquires more of these building blocks; moreover, these building blocks become more complex as the child progresses through different stages in development (Huitt, Hummel 2003).
Another influential factor in a child's development is the quality of their care. Child care programs present a critical opportunity for the promotion of child development. The optimal development of children is considered vital to society and so it is important to understand the social, cognitive, emotional, and educational development of children. Increased research and interest in this field has resulted in new theories and strategies, with specific regard to practice that promotes development within the school system. In addition, there are also some theories that seek to describe a sequence of states that compose child
It also suggests that behaviors and attitudes of schools and families can increase the degree of overlap between said schools and families, resulting in numerous benefits for students. Through Epstein’s research and work, she identified six general types of involvement that focuses on improving student learning. The goal of identifying these six types of involvement is so that educators can help to develop strong school and family relationships, and in turn, better the education of the
Many theorists discuss ways in which children are developing. Physically, emotionally, socially and language progressions. Within the early childhood sector, the study of children's development is vividly important as teachers learn to observe the children's individual learning patterns and habits. The practical knowledge of how to develop a child further will assist in utilising the children's skills and holistic development to their fullest potential, however, knowing how to practically aid children in the separate developmental domains is also key as individual kids need more help in some areas than others. In the context of being a teacher, it is highlighted and is excessively encouraged to create a safe environment where young children
My multiliteracy developed with access to further information and questions using technology with my reading, writing and computer developed skills and also with my own personal interest in hygiene, technology and reading. I am equipped with the necessary skills to be fully functional in our multiliteracy society. Multiliteracy is important and it is important for teachers to know their learners multiliteracy journey and history in order to have personal insights as to why a certain child is either lacking a skill or why a child is the way he/she is. It is important as teachers can discover children’s’ abilities and help with skill development. Teachers can also learn about a childs’ experience and offer help and attention.
Curriculum activities are important as well, they are there to provide students countless of pathways to success. We understand that knowledge is key, but however, students need to enjoy learning too. What we aim for is for students to enjoy school but learning too. Our Values: Like any other school, we prioritize our student 's mental and physical condition. As a school,
Communication would also be essential while planning for the children because if the child is involved with any other professional then the educational and milestone developments must be communicated between multi-agencies to ensure that everyone is aware of the stage the child is at in his/her learning. It’s important to respect parent’s views and help them build on the knowledge about children (Meggitt et al, 201, page
Decisions that children and young people make can have a significant impact on themselves and those around them for years to come. It is vital that children and young people are equipped with the right information and are empowered to make informed choices about the way they choose to behave. This is especially true when it comes to personal safety, and the safety of others as part of negotiating and developing personal relationships. With this in mind, education within the school environment plays a significant role in assisting children and young people to develop these skills. Everyone who works with children needs to support them to help them keep safe and help to support their own wellbeing, and this can be accomplished by; Helping the
Early childhood educators must differentiate instruction, build knowledge together, create multiple opportunities for learning, teach to all developmental domains, integrate content areas, and monitor children’s achievement (Brown, Feger, & Mowry, n. d.). Tools, techniques, and strategies must meet the readiness levels, interest, needs, and cultural identities of individual learners. When young children learn through developmentally appropriate practices they are enabled to connect previous experiences to new knowledge and make meaningful connections. DAP also helps learners meet challenging goals, build confidence and self-esteem, and encourages them to take on a positive approach to learning. The side-effects of non-DAP can result in behavior issues, failed classroom management, miseducation, failure of students reaching their academic potential, and grade
Outstanding educators must possess many important qualities. They must be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subjects that they teach. If a teacher is knowledgeable and enthusiastic, their students will be more excited about what they need to learn, and see the teacher as a valuable resource. These educators must continue to pursue learning opportunities and use this new knowledge to improve their instruction. Students come to school at different academic levels.