Being creative enables the children in early years to make connections between one are of learning and another and to extend their understanding” (QCa 2000b:116). Providing a rich and varied contexts for children to acquire develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. The curriculum should enable pupils to think creatively and critically to solve problems and to make a difference for the better. It should allow the children the opportunity to become creative, innovative, enterprising and capable of leadership to equip them for their future lives as workers and citizens. It should enable children to respond positively to opportunities, challenges and responsibilities to make changes and to cope with change and adversity (QCA 1999:11-12).
And those results should improve in our society. Education and creativity have several benefits, and their fundamental for life. In conclusion, the benefits of creativity are numerous. Raising students 's self esteem is a major part of teaching. When being creative student and teenager are neither right or wrong, many lessons have various outcomes depending on the culture and experiences of the teengaers in the class.
This is an organized and peaceful environment specially catered to the needs of the children who, as independent learners, have the freedom to pick from and participate in the many different activities available which interest them and work at their individual’s pace. (www.montessorisos.com/montessori-philosophy#Prepared-Environment) As the children are able to explore only things which intrigue them, at their own pace, they would naturally develop a love for learning.
“As children develop, they not only come to understand more and more about themselves and to contract more intricate self portraits, but they also begin to evaluate the qualities that they perceive themselves as having.” This devolutive aspect of self is called self esteem. Children with high self esteem are fundamentally satisfied with the type of person they are; they recognize their strong points, can acknowledge their weakness and generally feel quite positive about
‘Constructivist’ theory of learning is considered to be the main developmental theories of learning currently working in the area of special educational needs. Constructivism is ‘child-centred development’. It is an active and building process, where learners use what they already know to learn new things, and infer new knowledge based on their interaction with new experiences outside themselves, using information and ideas from within themselves, or already obtained. In other words, knowledge is considered to be socially constructed because it is obtained in partnership between new experiences and knowledge already acquired. Constructivism is useful for understanding the way in which a child may progress educationally, which is important
.He believed that for learning to take place a child has to adapt to his environment and knowledge is constructed and manipulated within a child. He also believed that peer interactions with children of similar intellectual level was of great importance because it opens the child to alternative perspectives and gives them the opportunity to discuss new ideas, information and knowledge. Piaget also believed that when children learn new things it is compared to something they already know and grouped in a mental shelve with other similar things (schema). Assimilation and
Role play helps improves children’s imagination creativity and broadens their social development, encourages friendship through cooperation, listening and turn taking. Through drama and role plays children learn morals, gender roles and social roles. Therefore, role play is of crucial importance for the children. Role play can be used as a treatment therapy, this is so because most child therapists use play therapy to help children deal and cope with difficult situations. During role play children learn a lot of skills and attitudes that are helpful to their development, they learn how to be express their emotions feeling and how to co-operate with others, they can learn to express all their thoughts (Hereford, & Schall
Additionally, Arias et al. (2015) state that the use of songs increase children's participation when repeating the vocabulary used during the classes. These multimedia tools allow students to learn more effectively because they are involved and encouraged to participate in class, exploring the materials and establishing a communication with their environment. This is evidenced when the in-service teacher expressed that songs were the strategies that children liked and enjoyed the most
In the society, the influences of gender stereotyping remain strong. Be it in school and daily life in classrooms. Gender stereotyping in play helps children to develop physically, cognitively, social and emotionally. That is how children learn and how they work out who they are and how they thinks the world works and where they fit it. Playing is one of the wonderful experiences that a child can have.
Play is not the only way that children learn knowledge, but as teachers we should not underestimate the value of play on a child’s development; especially during early childhood. Children are naturally curious about the world around them, they need to experience the world. They need to make connections between knowledge and the real world.Vygotsky wrote that “play does provide an important context for learning and development” (as cited in Siraj-Blatchford, 2009, p.80). It is through play that a child will figure out how to interact with the world around them. Through this interaction children will begin to gather knowledge and experiences that will enhance their cognitive development.