Early Childhood Education: Theoretical Perspectives Abstract Studies confirm that high-quality education early in a child’s life leads to continued success in school, at work, and results in a healthier well-rounded student who is emotionally and socially strong. In most early childhood programs and schools, technology will be part of the learning background of the future. To make sure this new technology is used effectively, we must confirm that teachers are fully trained and supported. In this paper, theoretical perspectives of child development are discussed with the basic elements of learning program. Introduction “The sooner the better” is the ideal tag line for early childhood education.
Early Childhood Education Abstract Early childhood education (ECE) is a type of educational program which relates to the teaching of young children in their preschool years. It consists of many activities and experiences designed to assist in the cognitive and social development of preschoolers before they start elementary school. In most early childhood programs and schools, technology will be part of the learning background of the future. To make sure this new technology is used effectively, we must assure that teachers are fully trained and supported. In this paper, theoretical perspectives of child development is discussed with the basic elements of learning program.
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.,
PART (a) (a) Fully explain the 4 enunciated propositions therein, which Educators must pay attention to, in order to counter the over emphasis on the cognitive domain. (15) Humans are lifelong learners. “Holistic approaches to teaching and learning recognize the connectedness of mind, body and spirit…” (Deewr, 2009). The various learning styles and the needs of evolving human beings’ responsiveness impact on the holistic education. Holistic education’s principle is to prepare children to meet the challenges of living and learning.
Based in the NAEYC standers: Reggio Emilia approach supports a Child Approach in that a child’s image is viewed as having rights and not just needs, child has been viewed as beautiful, competent, powerful, curious, creative as well as full of ambitious desires and potentials, supports children’s individual differences and needs, documentation that Reggio teachers collect about their students, and mix of long- and short term projects which provide students with a deeper understanding of the subject matter. While in Montessori standers include mission and vision: The school’s vision is consistent with the Montessori philosophy of facilitating the student’s development of full potential, governance, leadership, and continuous, improvement:
Teamwork is an aspect in life that everyone will experience at some stage. If a school facilitates the skills necessary for team work at an early stage, then these children will understand that it is an essential aspect of life. This teamwork can be practiced within the school between the staff members of the school. As well as parental involvement, community involvement is also significant as it creates links with the greater school
Throughout this essay I will look at how the Montessori Method prepares the child holistically for their future through use of the methodology: cosmic education, the use of the prepared environment and the huge promotion of independence. I will also discuss how they prepare the child physically, intellectually, linguistically morally, emotionally and socially as well as to be a confident, self-motivated global citizen, in secondary school and beyond. “The goal of Cosmic Education is to guide the child toward an initial examination of the question, who am I?” (Duffy & Duffy, 2002) Cosmic Education is the methodology used to help the child
Andrade &Valtcheva (2009,12) define self-assessment as a process during which students assess their own performance or progress; compare it to clearly stated criteria, objectives, or standards; and revise accordingly. Teacher and parents can help students develop their understanding of learning objectives and successes criteria. The educational benefits of student self-assessment are recognized and its use is increasing gradually (Andrade &Valtcheva2009, 12.) The goals of self-assessment are numerous and the assessment process can affect the whole school organization, teachers and the students. ADEC’s pedagogical approach in the NSM includes a requirement for children to be encouraged to reflect on their learning which is essential for SE.
1.0 Introduction According to the National Preschool Curriculum (2003), Preschool defined as preparation before primary education primary school level. Experience of schooling and effective learning, meaningful and satisfying can supply them with the skills, confidence and a positive attitude in preparation for formal schooling and lifelong education. According to Mohd Rohaty Majzub (2003), preschool education is critical years and the basis for the next educational level and determine the success of an individual's life. Preschool education is very important to children among 4 to 6 years because it is a bridge to children from home to school, which will proceed to formal education. In addition, an important early experience will be acquired
Hence, every student in a school is being provided with the necessary and useful knowledge and experiences as a preparation for many possible life activities. Across the history of Philippine education, it has always been observed how Filipinos strived to be educated (Ballos, celeste et al., 2015). For the Filipinos, education has a very important role in attaining successful life. In education, every parent expects that their children will learn much new knowledge and that they could apply it to their future lives. For the past years of the educational system of the Philippines, it embraced the BEC (Basic Education Curriculum).