From the time a child is born, the task of the parents and society is to educate that child. If a child has no learning they will not survive. Parents are responsible for give a child the learning that they need. Since no one parent or person can correctly show children all things and since children need some entertaining people have taken the opportunities to put together books and children's programs to aid in the education of the children. From parent seminars, to books and movies, to even games consoles, children are not only being taught the basic concepts of the world, shapes, colors, language, but they are also being taught the norms and values of a particular society.
The ultimate goal of critical literacy and content literacy is enabling students to be able to analyze and evaluate text. These skills allow students to look for biases in text and evaluate what the author’s purpose is in order to determine their own thoughts on the topic. Understanding critical literacy and content literacy makes it possible to see the theoretical connections between the two. One connection that exist between critical literacy and content area literacy is that learning is an active process and it requires the learner to be engaged and involved with the learning process and material. Another connection is the idea that students can use background knowledge and combine it with what they are learning to gain new knowledge and understanding.
Structurally the difference between the lessons of understanding the world in EYFS and Geography and History in key stage one and two can be difficult for many children to adapt to. With more specific guidelines to follow and more set and specific criteria to meet with Key Stage one and two it can tend to leave less room for interpretation in these sessions. The focus heavily lies on ensuring the children are meeting the expected outcomes. The Department for Education (2012) states that “a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key
Parents are more aware of what happens in schools so the pressure to get children ready for national standards moves on to early childhood teachers. Teachers are allowing time for children so the transition to school is smother. However, the New Zealand curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2008) was created to follow the Te Whāriki to create the alignment of curriculums. With the pressure to get children ready for school are we creating a positive experience for children during this critical transition. “New Zealand assessment expert Terry Crooks worries that national standards have possible downsides that are frightening and might turn off many children from learning” (Hammonds, 2009, p9).
Questioning can also aid the educator by assessing the students’ comprehension and understanding, thereby allowing the modification of instruction if necessary (Chappell & Thompson, 1999). The form, content, and purpose of the que... ... middle of paper ... ...earned through this research that the questioning strategy I employ must be tailored to fit the goal of the lesson. My strategy must assess prior knowledge and constantly monitor student learning throughout the lesson. My use of proper questioning will facilitate deeper understanding of concepts and will enable the students to grow and expand their knowledge. References Chappell, M.F.
Learning about what cultural tools were, helped me to broaden my understanding of how crucial cultural tools are to student’s learning process. Also, the chapter did a great job of elaborating on how these tools can help to advance and grow in the understanding of student’s thinking process. Another aspect of this reading that interested me was the elaboration on private speech and the Zone of Proximal Development. Each of the definitions displayed help me to advance my own thinking on what it was and how it is used in regards to the education of students. The description of what private speech and how it is basically the inner narration of their thinking process helped me to understand how this aspect can help with students learning.
Theories abound about the learning process. Learning can occur in all different environments but what is it that truly fosters cognitive development? Lev Vygotsky theorised that children’s cognitive development is explicitly related to language and social interaction, and that through social interaction, children learn how to use language and experience the world as a member of their specific culture. In examining Vygotsky’s theories it is important as a future teacher to consider the implications of his ideas in my own teaching. I considered Vygotsky’s concept of the zone of proximal development.
Multiple literacy reminds me a lot of progressive education. Progressive education is the type of learning that focuses on having the children become active in their learning, such as developing problem solving and critical thinking skills, including the community as an extension of the classroom, and obtaining knowledge through experience and social interaction with their peers. I want my students to experience authentic learning, and I believe that by incorporating multiple literacies within my teachings, my students will achieve this type of learning.
Linguistic – Students can benefi... ... middle of paper ... ... needs to be learned. "To create successful assessment strategies, familiarize yourself with your students' individual learning styles. Knowing how your students learn best can help you choose approaches that will reach them most effectively" (TeacherVision.com, n.d., p. 2, par. 1). Instruction can be designed around different learning styles and connect prior knowledge to new knowledge, and so can the assessment.
Children need to have the opportunity to express their opinion and voice their thoughts on any subject/experience that interests or provokes them. It’s the role of the adult to be able to understand what the child is saying and advocate for them. The documentation approach is making the children’s learning visible (Clark & Kinney, 2006). It’s seen in the article where the children’s learning is visible through photos and through their interpretations of those photos. At the core of the documentation approach is the belief that “children should be at the centre of decisions about their learning and development” (Clark & Kinney, 2006, p. 4).