It also states that inclusion and support of parents and the connections with the community is important to the children’s learning process. Moreover Te Whᾱriki states that “Parents and caregivers have a wealth of valuable information and understandings regarding their children” (30). Thirdly both approach focus on educators to provide encouragement, warmth, and acceptance. They also provide challenges for creative and complex learning and thinking, helping children to extend their ideas and actions through sensitive, informed, well-judged interventions and support. Te Whᾱriki principles points out “children learn through responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things” (p. 14).
It discusses how children are born with that needs to connect with individuals around them. Teachers and providers create positive relationship with children from birth through the early years. The foundation for that healthy social and emotional development because it affects her children see the world, express themselves, manages their emotions, in establishing a positive relationship with others. There were several areas of development that included social interactions that focus on the relationship that we share and include relationship with adults and peers. Emotional awareness recognized and understands your feelings and actions of other people, and self-regulation where you have that ability to express your thoughts, feelings, and behavior in a socially appropriate way.
(n.d.) Providing this learning theory in a child’s development will provide a foundation of relationship skills that will enhance how a child interacts with those who they are around. When a child has the skill of social competence, they will understand when it is necessary to interact with others. It has been researched by Hardwoods how social development can determine the effects of how children preform in school as far as academic success, and school readiness. Hardwoods stated in his research findings that, “Children’s early social emotional development is important to their lifelong learning, academic success, and school readiness.” (Harewood, T. N. (2016). For example, a child who is experiencing the different types of social interaction through their early years of development is more likely to be more successful in school activities than children who aren’t experiencing any type of social interaction.
These dispositions are important because they make the teaching dynamic and engaging. If someone loves their work they are more willing to put effort into making it more comprehensive and fun, enabling more effective learning. Theses dispositions also inference an educators communication and teamwork skills, to build strong positive relationships these dispositions are needed. For example to build an educator-family relationship showing they care and are aware of their child’s needs is vital, or child-educator relationships where the child feeds off the dispositions and energy of the educator. As mentioned previously children learn by observation, so when educators display these dispositions they help promote children 's own development of them.
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). This approach allows children’s voices, views and understanding (Clark & Kinney, 2006, p. 4) to be heard helping adults to better understand the children to help make the right change/difference in the children’s lives. The Mosaic approach is about enabling children to “explore their perspectives” (Clark & Kinney, 2006, p. 9). This approach embraces children as social actors who are social beings in a social world who’s “interaction[s] make a difference”
Cognitive development as Lee & Gupta (eds.) claimed is the term that refers to acquisition and development of knowledge and cognition, namely the processes such as memory, language, and problem – solving and drawing. When elaborating upon cognitive development, the three main aspects can be distinguished: the understanding of the objects by children, their ability to imitate caregivers and children’s ability to hold representations of the world (Oates, Wood & Grayson, 2005). All of the aspects play an important role in developing cognition of children and provide the explanation for the understanding of children’s learning influenced by social relationships and practices. In the essay there is going to be an emphasis on the social interaction between children and their caregivers and peer relations.
“Play is developmentally appropriate for primary-age children and can provide them with opportunities that enrich the learning experience” (Copple & Bredekamp 2009). Early childhood education holds two main focuses; a child-based focus and a family-based focus. Early childhood education has positive outcomes on the child through their learning experiences, and their growth and development. Based on the family, the results of early education happen through the communication that the family has with the educators and by the encouragement they get from within themselves, and also from the educators. Children learn most of what they know through play.
By Judi Boyd, W. Steven Barnett, Elena Bodrova, Deborah J. Leong, and Deanna Gomby because not only does it focus impressively on the importance of the social emotional development stage in children, but it also makes a connection to this development with a concentration on preschool. The objective of this article has been made clear as it expresses, in order for children to be prepared for school, children must also be enthused and curious about learning and self-assured that they can succeed. Children must be able to be aware of the feelings of others, regulate their own feelings and conducts, and gain a positive relationship with their peers and teachers. This articles theory is a child knowing their alphabets is not enough and that sadly, many students’ preschool proficiencies do not completely support their social emotional development. Kindergarten teachers rate these motivational and social emotional skills as more essential to schools success than being able to hold a pencil or read.
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.
Thus suggesting practitioners should embrace and accept the approach enabling them to “adopt learning strategies that embed the acquisition of knowledge and skills into meaningful context” (Macleod-Brudenell and Kay, 2008, p.311). Moss and Petrie (2002) support this concept by stating “pedagogy can be used to refer to whole domain of social responsibility for children, for their well-being, learning and competence” (p.138). Pugh and Duffy (2006) suggest a pedagogue is the one who leads and educates children’s learning. This effectively impacts upon children’s learning and enables them to become confident learners. As well as encouraging children to be in control of their own interests and learning (Every child matters, 2004).