A Curriculum for the Pre-School Child: Learning to Learn 2nd by Audrey Curtis

By Audrey Curtis

First released in 1986, this e-book has been vastly influential within the education improvement of early years staff. This new version has been totally revised to take account of alterations within the nationwide Curriculum, the ebook of the government's 'desirable results' assertion for the under-fives, and the creation of NVQ's in baby care and schooling. the hot version additionally contains sections on:* the consequences of developmental psychology at the early years curriculum* operating with two-year-olds on self-awareness and social abilities* constructing conversation, motor, analytical and challenge fixing talents* fostering aesthetic and inventive expertise* play and the training atmosphere* record-keeping and review* concerning mom and dad* continuity from pre-schooling to statutory education.

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However, some children at this age 40 Personal and social competence find it difficult to accept their limitations compared with adults and other children. 5. Ability to understand that the body is constantly changing and that physical growth has both a beginning (birth) and an end (death). Also understanding of sleeping and waking and the importance of these two in the life-cycle. 6. Knowledge of sensory awareness. The child needs to acquire the vocabulary to enable her to discuss taste, touch, smell, hearing and vision.

SOME DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO CURRICULUM IN THE UK Although the majority of early childhood settings in this country offer children a curriculum based upon their interests and activities, there is a relatively small number of nurseries which offer a very specific approach. Among the most popular and steadily increasing in number are the Montessori nurseries. Although some of these nurseries adhere strictly to her method, there is an increasing number which combine Montessori education with a more traditional approach, particularly in relation to play and creative activities.

Although the Montessori and Steiner methods of education relate very closely to their underlying principles and philosophy, the other approaches are more general and based on our understanding of developmental psychology. INFLUENCE OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY Psychology has long played an important part in the shaping of the school curriculum and the work of Piaget has probably been one of the most powerful influences on educational thinking in the nursery and primary school. Piaget argued that the individual is not a passive organism but an active participant in her own development, the source of knowledge is action and the child learns through interacting with the environment.

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