I agree that play-based learning offers diverse opportunities for children to explore, discover and create, they can also discover new things and communicate with peer during free-play time. Frobel said that “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child 's soul” (Froebel, 1887). He believed in the importance of play in a child’s learning as creative activity. Play provided the means for a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development which are necessary elements in educating the “whole” children allowing them to use all imaginative powers and physical movements to explore their interests. Children are able to develop and practise motor skills and bodily movements through physical plays.
Observation is the formal term for one of the most important aspects of day-today professional practice when working with children and young people. It is how we find out the specific needs of individual children by carefully looking, listening and noting the activities of a child/young person or group of children or young people. Observation allows us to see a pupil as an individual; this is important for every child or young person in whatever setting but even more important in large group settings. Observations should be both formal (planned) but much of it will be informal (spontaneous) carried out as you work with pupils. Without observation, overall planning would simply be based on what we felt was important, fun or interesting (or all three) but it might not necessarily meet the needs of the children and young people in our care.
Crain explains that the standard advocates more difficult tasks for children, as children are losing much interest. The standard movement has a damaging effect on the development of independence to children because they rely on authority figures when faced with challenging problems. Although the standardized movement brings useful information, it is not attuned with children and their development. As humans are explorative by nature, it is important to recognize that exploration upon
Promoting Individuality Many school have different way to teaching children. A lot of research had be conducted to find the best way to teach. Most research will agree that self directed learning and play are the best way children learn. According to Dorothy W. Hewes, who wrote an article on her philosophy behind teaching children, there need to be a balance of self-directed learning and memorization. In Dorothy W. Hewes article, Fostering Individuality, Valuing Uniformity, she describe how she believe is the best was to teach children.
This theory has a direct affect on how an early childhood education program is set up as it is the most straight forward method and relatively the most simplistic method of early childhood education application. Educators who choose to practice this theory likely would use many visual displays (such as graphs or charts) to enforce desired behaviour; predominantly leading by action and encouraging the children to learn by watching, absorbing the concept and furthermore by doing. This is based on the concept that children will copy what they see and watch, followed by the encouragement and validation through the educator using motivational methods. This theory is evidently most effective on visual learners as the methods are predominantly used
The reader is then thrown in when the shocking and ritualistic traditions are given. Children are an important focus in both stories I see these children being used to symbolize states of happiness in both stories. I also believe they are vital necessities in each story because they are
He believes that children have “tabula rasa” they are lives with their blanks minds. Children need us as adult to guide them and provide them their knowledge from the environment through learning and practice from time to time; they need to be mold and shapes by us through our observation. On the other hand, Rousseau believed that children are born with their natural instincts and minimize the obstacles of civilization and let them explore life, learn by themselves and face obstacles by knowing what is wrong and what is right. Children learn
Empathy is defined as prosocial, or altruistic, behavior benefits another person with no expected reward for the self (Berk & Meyers, 2015, P.364). Parents can teach their children empathy by setting an example, like being warm hearted, caring, sensitive, and allowing emotions to be expressed. It will allow children to show concern for others in distress. According, to the textbook emotional self-regulation is one’s ability to manage and express emotions (Berk & Meyers, (2015), P.362). However, kindness is a self-regulating emotion that you must learn how to control.
Diversity is the state of having a range of different things; a variety. In this case, within media there is a lack of minorities being represented whether that be a racial, ethnic, gender or religion based group. Diversity is important because everyone should have characters or views they can relate to in order to grow and better understand themselves. That representation of individuals can help people feel proud of who they are because there is a positive depiction of themselves being broadcasted for everyone to see. This is especially important for young kids growing up who can look up to constructive role models.
I believe children grow and learn through their personal experiences and through environmental interactions, their personality is shaped. My personal goal is to challenge students and watch them grow and achieve the most with their capabilities. I believe every child is unique and develop differently, they have varying personalities, they possess different strengths, therefore, require different types of support to meet their individual needs. As the work of Maria Montessori demonstrates the importance of individuality and independence in learning, “Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur" (Montessori, 1949). I want to take students at diverse levels and see them develop together