Triarchic Theory Of Early Childhood Education

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Which of the philosophic roots or theorists, of early childhood education align with your values and why? How do children learn? (e.g., constructivism, progressivism, Play-based, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia approach Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, etc.) The philosophy that resonates with me is the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence. This theory was created by Robert Sternberg in the early 1990s. This theory is split into three categories: analytical (componential), practical (contextual), and creative (experiential). It is indicated that a child would be good in one of these categories. This theory was an indication that students were gaining the material they needed to understand different types of information. The children were doing …show more content…

A child needs to be able to explore something thorough so they can gain an idea of what the material is from. They are analyzing data that they gain through exploration about the texture, amount, size, and thickness. Children are gaining new information through their play. Play provides children to develop skills that are helpful in the future, such as decision-making, observation, problem-solving, and information gathering. They gain an idea on how to interact, cooperate, and communicate with other children through play. The play has to be challenging for children to learn. Children have to learn how to create plans on how to overcome challenges. If they are not being challenged, then a child’s potential is not being developed to its fullest. Children are becoming confident in themselves when they can work through the challenges they face. What do you believe the purpose of early childhood education is, and how do you want to practice your philosophy in working with young children and their families with diverse backgrounds? How can you embrace your children’s diverse learning styles, individual strengths, and talents as well as needs? How will you effectively work with other teachers, families, and the community? Provide specific ideas and examples of your ideal teaching approaches, strategies, and …show more content…

One must first recognize if the child’s intelligence style is either practical, analytical, or creative. The next thought is to set up the classroom in a way that allows for all of these styles to grow. A teacher may put out puzzles that are challenging that causes a child to analyze or create a new pattern. A teacher could have learning area that the students could go over and follow the steps into making something, this could be an experiment from an assignment. The teacher should include more creative activities to the assignments, such as making a poster to go along with the

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