The Importance Of Childhood Education

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This unit explores a variety of issues through a variation of context’s such as educator 's philosophy and role this topic introduces you to the meaning of the educator, to how they think about, understand and use the curriculum, and subsequently how they bridge the learning of children. Social disadvantage and inequality presents you the notion of social and instructive. Gender and sexuality shows you issues in gender, sexuality and education. You should be inspired to reflect on how educators ' view of such practices which may be based on fixes and may drawback some students. In the unit reading “Cultural diversity “, this collects philosophies that educators must understand the diversity that exists in the learning setting. Consuming childhood…show more content…
This unit readings approach to education talks about 3rd educator as being in the classroom at any one time: the teacher, the child, and the environment. We do not usually think of the environment as alive, in the way that a person is; instead, we see it as coming about as a result of human imagination and work (Arendt, 1958; Frye,1963), that is, if we truly see it at all. Childhood education is normally the first place where children and educators begin to see and use the environment creatively. When we think of the environment, we tend to think of what we can see around us. To promote a positive environment to gain a positive curriculum we need to reflect and evaluate how the children would see the environment from their perspective, we can’t put photos up on the wall at adult height because it looks more appealing, they need to be at reasonable eye sight for the children to view to feel more connected to their environment, when children feel as though they belong, they act as though they do. From a child’s perspective, such small changes animate the environment, making it feel “electric and alive” (Cadwell, 2003, p. 118). “Life attracts life,” Jacobs (1992, cited in Robertson, 2006, p. 26)…show more content…
By respecting the children’s thoughts and development, and by creating positive play spaces that encourage positive learning it provides the children with more of an opening to branch out to different experiences and life skills. By reflecting on unit 2’s reading based on inequality, if children aren’t treated equally we set up a negative mind frame which will create a negative learning environment which will jeopardize the child’s most beneficial outcome, it also reflects on the educator’s philosophy and principles. As a childhood educator I believe the importance of incorporating cultural differences, values and beliefs into the curriculum is beneficial as it broadens children’s understanding of these cultures and will potentially limit racial
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