In language and communication aspect, as students were allowed to explore fun in the nature, to share their ideas to peers on the issues they came across and to communicate during their imaginary play (O’Brien and Murray, 2006). The frequent use of language, especially descriptive languages, enhanced children’s language development, especially in the enrichment of vocabularies (O’Brien and Murray, 2006). Children were encouraged to experience the woodland with all senses, which prompted their developmental progress in language and communication (O’Brien and Murray, 2006). In motivation and concentration aspect, the child-centered approach develops the curriculum based on children’s interests, which provided motivations for learning (Bredekamp, Knuth, Kuresh and Shulman, 1992). Learning in the woodland was child-initiated, imaginative and exploratory with no set limitations on learning.
I learn many new strategies that can be used to help infants and toddlers increase their language acquisition. I learned that language is there since a child is born; for example if a child cries this is a form of language and a way for the child to communicate its needs to the parent. It helped me see the importance of parent talking and expanding their children vocabulary through positive reinforcements. I see relational frame theory as an extension of B.F. Skinner work on operant conditioning yet different because it uses language as a way to extend learning. Conclusion Language is important but one needs to know that there is more to language than sounds and words.
(Kiddy Charts, n.d.) This type of play requires a lot of verbal communication between the children. Children are required to assign everyone a certain part within the role play area which develops their social skills. In turn this will also help to develop their language skills as they are putting their range of vocabulary into action. As many scenarios within role play areas are taken from real life experiences children tend to use language that they have heard others using from their experience. By using this new language the children are learning the correct context of which to use it in, another benefit of drama and role play is that the children can have fun and express themselves however they want.
Another useful belief of Piaget that I intend to use, is by exploring and manipulating physical objects, children gain a relationship with their physical environment. I agree with and will use Vygotsky belief that language is a way for children to exchange ideas with adults and their peers and that it is vital for cognitive development. Also Vygotsky theory that I found useful is that social activities provide the seeds from which complex cognitive processes can
This is a reflection of functionalism in action as far as the society is treated there as an organism where each of the components plays an important role (Maryanski and Turner 106). Though such an analogy the viewer can understand how important each part of society is for the general
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.
As everyone knows, there is a close connection between cognitive development and language development. Vygotsky believed that as children develop language, they actively build a symbol system, which helps them to understand the world (Close, 2010). He viewed language as developing the cognitive of children. Vygotsky’s theory views the important effect that an adult has on the development of language and it describes the importance of Zone of Proximal Development which refers to tasks that are difficult for children to master alone but that can be master with assistance from other people. The assistance is known as scaffolding.
Agents of specialisation include people, groups, institutions and ideas that we are surrounds us (Squirrell, 2017). Therefore, human beings are products of the society. As earlier noted, the primary group plays a very significant role in the development of the self. During socialisation, the human mind is very crucial. Cooley believed that the mind is social and it influences the mental abilities particularly imagination.
When it is taken into account in the field of language teaching, it shows how languages are learned. Behaviorist psychology had a significant effect on the teaching and learning principles of audio-lingual method. In Audiolingualism, the underlying theory of learning is behaviorist. Stimulus, response, and reinforcement are the main components of Behaviorism. When we adjust it to language learning; the stimulus is the information about foreign language, the response is student’s reaction on the presented material, and the reinforcement is natural “self-satisfaction of target language use (Richards & Rodgers, 1987).
Language, money and art are all symbols. Language is the most important symbolic component of culture. 4. Culture is integrated: Culture has several aspects, which are interconnected and in order to learn about culture, these aspects must be understood and learnt. Culture consists of various parts and involves integrating these parts into a whole.