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Philosophy of early childhood education 4

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Philosophy of early childhood education 4

  2. 2. What is THEORY?A statement of principles and ideas which attempts to explain events andhow things happen; in our case, it is learning more about early childhood.
  3. 3. WHAT is LEARNING?Learning is a process of acquiring knowledge, behaviours,skills, and attitude.
  4. 4. As a result of experiences, childrenchange in their behaviour, knowledge, skills, and attitude.
  5. 5. SO….
  6. 6. One can conclude that learning to be changesthat occur in behaviour over period of time. Example, children who enter kindergarten in January not same as they exit in November.
  7. 7. Learning is a complex process, so manyeducators have developed theories to explainwhy and how learning occurs in children.
  8. 8. We use child development toexplain changes in children’s lives.
  9. 9. 5 Minutes DrillUse a sheet of paper to write down your answers to this question:
  10. 10. 5 Minutes Drill (cont.) WHAT DOES CHILDDEVELOPMENT MEAN?
  11. 11. You got it right!
  12. 12. Thinking about learning•Theories help us think how children learn andenable us to make decisionsabout how to best support their developmentand learning•Thinking how children learn makes it easierfor you to plan and teach.•It is a reflective practice
  13. 13. Thinking about learning•Reflective practice means carefulconsideration about the children youteach.•So, the theories on which you base yourteaching, how you teach, what childrenlearn, and how you will teach in thefuture.
  14. 14. 5 Minutes DrillDo you know reflective practice?
  15. 15. Communicating 1. Theories enable to explain to especially __________ 2. Communicating with ________ and understanding to parents and others about how children __________ is one of the most important jobs for an ___________________. 3. So, it is important to know the ________.
  16. 16. Evaluate Learning •Theories enable one to _________ children’s learning. •Theories describe _____________ and identify what children are able to do at certain age. •So, this info can use to _______ for teaching.
  17. 17. Provide Guidance•Theories enable us to develop programs to enhancelearning.•Theories also enable us to fulfill essential dimensions ofour professional role.