Here she learned from the teachings of Erik Erikson and Ruth Benedict. She came to the conclusion that the best way for children to learn was through memorization and self-directed learning. This creates schools that are a place to learn and a community. I feel that her view on school is very appropriate. Children especially younger children need to explore their world through play.
Self-Assessment According to Anderson & Madigan (2005), the first strategy or step that should be taken in creating a culturally responsive learning environment is teacher self-assessment. A teacher needs to assess their personal culture to learn how their own values and lifestyles may create biases towards other cultures. Once a teacher has familiarized themselves with their own prejudices, they can work on ways to embrace different cultures and create a learning environment that encourages success for diverse students. Classroom
We need to create a philosophy that breaks this one size fits all mold. We know that children have different learning styles, which make different methods of instruction more or less effective for them. We also know that today's new technologies offer the prospect of individualizing education for each child and gearing instruction to the student's particular learning style and most effective means of instruction. We have learned so much about education since today's schools were created. With this new found information we need to use it and create building blocks for our future generations.
I will use this knowledge to develop meaningful, integrated, and active learning and play experiences to develop the whole child for students in early childhood through fourth grade. I will have a philosophy of high academic expectations, fairness in the learning community and developmental responsiveness, generated by positive and productive learning environments. The importance of helping students in early childhood through twelfth-grade apply life skills is something I must know. I need to be aware of the rationale for proper middle-level education and how middle-level schools are organized to address the characteristics and requirements of young adolescent students. I will be able to see the typical challenges that students will face during later childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, and be able to help them
Theme B: Review on the Impact of Social Constructivism for Pre-school Education. Early childhood education generally means an education before the child start of formal schooling or before the age they required to attend the school. It is crucial stage of life in development the physical, intellectual, emotional and social lifestyle of the children. For the basic education method the approach must base on their prior knowledge and practice is called “constructivism”. Social constructivism is the one of the theories of learning and pedagogy that had the utmost impact on tutoring and curriculum design because they seem to be the most conducive to integration into current educational approaches.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice is seen with focused activities, as well as social learning on the child’s own. By incorporating Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories into teaching strategies in early childhood classrooms, student learning is likely to increase. While Piaget and Vygotsky 's theories offer insight into Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the classroom, other theorists such as Dewey and Bandura offer even more supporting evidence for DAP. John Dewey was a pragmatist. Pragmatists believe that reality must be experienced, and so forth believed that human beings learn through a
Students who are allowed to explore, empathize, question, hypothesize, conceptualize, experiment, and evaluate throughout their own learning become productive community members" (Hummell 5). Allowing children to learn to think critically helps them to solve problems and have a logical argument about something they believe is true. Applying critical thinking into schools gives a child a chance to make a difference. Also, Elizabeth McKinstry agrees with Hummell in challenging the next generation to think for themselves. McKinstry writes about how Common Core education helps children become more interactive in the world and teaches them how to apply the knowledge they have learned in life.
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
The implementation of inclusion in the classroom by the teacher was evident in the policies to be vital to its success or failure in the classroom. This requires school leaders to ensure their staff understand the impact and explain the significance of creating an environment where every student feels included so that the students will feel included, participate more and benefit in the classroom. Research by Cook et al (2000 as cited in Konza, 2008) found that when teachers show more interest, engagement and experience with inclusion they ultimately had a greater concern for students with special