Pedagogy In Early Childhood

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According to “(Siraj-Blatchford et al 2002: 28)”Pedagogy means a set of technical instructions and strategies that enable learning to take place .It provides opportunities for acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitude, learning dispositions with a particular social and material context. It refers to the interaction between the child, the teacher, the community and the child’s family. It also includes the environment in which the child learns in . Tina Bruce looked at the work of many pedagogues (Fröbel, Steiner and Maria Montessori)and modern theorist that included ( Bruner, Pringle, Piaget and Vygotsky) she found that they all had an agreement in how to best work with young children. Based on the work of the other theorist that she had studied Tina Bruce developed ten principles of early childhood education. Principle one The needs of children’s are different to the needs of the adult. Childhood is valuable and should be used to learn how to deal with emotional, physical and social need. Both children and adults learn from each other and they enrich other lives. Montessori believes that childhood is a state that needs to be protected and children should be allowed to develop a specially prepared environment .(Montessori 1975:Pg13)( Bruce 2004) Steiner says the first seven years of a child 's life should be spent becoming well-grounded and familiar with the world. This should be done in a fun playful manner. Children should be allowed to use their imagination during
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