Theorists and Their Perspectives

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Theorists and Their Perspectives

Postby hasoonsaleh » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:16 pm

I am so confused about this
please help


You are to choose & then research 2 theorists of your choice,
Choose theorists who give insights & help to explain how young children learn & develop.
In order to help you choose these theorists, you can refer to the Educator’s Guide to the Early Years Learning Framework (pages 54- 57).
These pages give you an overview of the numerous theoretical perspectives & their corresponding theorists

The theorists you do choose however, must relate to young children & how they help to explain their learning & development.
At least 1 of the 2 theorists must relate to the emotional & psychological learning & development of children.
Once you have decided on the 2 theorists, use the questions listed below to show your understanding of each theory.



Questions
1) Summarise the key ideas of the theory.
2) Identify the domain/s of development that the theory is most relevant to.
3) Explain how the domains identified in question 2 can impact on other domains of development.
4) Outline how the theory is demonstrated in pedagogical practices in the role as an educator. That is, what does the theory ‘look like’ in the workplace? What would educators be doing? What sorts of experiences would they be providing?


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Re: Development

Postby hasoonsaleh » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:47 pm

just a guide to what I am supposed to do :sweating:

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Re: Development

Postby leenie » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:08 pm

Hi

The first thing I would suggest is research and get information on child theory first. Not sure what texts or information you already have? Some child theory comes out of psychology theory.

You can google theory online and get a basic understanding of it first. You need to digest the theory before you can move on further and answer the questions.
If research carefully you will find a theory relating to " emotional & psychological " learning and development.
Try find the theory on cognitive development as this one I think will be an easy one to work through the questions.

Your welcome to discuss what you find and can support you further in relating to your questions.

When you get a really good grasp of the theory it is easy to relate to the real world of working with children.

Leenie

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Re: Development

Postby hasoonsaleh » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:54 am

Thank you :)

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Re: Theorists and Their Perspectives

Postby hasoonsaleh » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:18 pm

Please I need help I am so confused what to do in question 3
2) Identify the domain/s of development that the theory is most relevant to.
The domains of development that Piaget’s theory is most relent to is cognative as it is the developing ability of children to perceive and store, think create, solve problems, be able to remove and be able to accommodate new skills about their own world and the world around them. This is evident when Piaget stated that “children construct their knowledge based on the combination of input received from both maturational and environmental sources.” Additionally, part of cognitivity is language where children are able to listen, understand, talk, read and write. Conclusively relevant to Paigets theory is creativity because it is where children are able to combine existing knowledge and skills in new way, such as problem solving and using their senses. This is obvious in Paigets Sensory Motor Stage how he classified children that were able to develop knowledge through sensory.

3) Explain how the domains identified in question 2 can impact on other domains of development.
the other domains are physical, social and emotional

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Re: Theorists and Their Perspectives

Postby leenie » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:44 pm

Hi

What they are asking I believe:

How does the domain of Cognition impact other developmental domains: social, emotional, physical?
Then the other theorist you choose how their developmental domain impacts the other domains.

I'm assuming you're looking at theory and child development?

I think the idea is to understand how the different domains interrelate. There is no one theory determining the right way of analysing child development.

Cognition is interesting if you think about it ...does it underline or affect all the other domains of development?

You could google cognition impacting other areas of development or use specific wording eg emotional development.

A side note to enhance thinking: If you're looking at play as a foundation of learning in early childhood, think about the development/domains in relation to the huge variety of children's play. How do they all interrelate and affect each other? For example an older child who is emotionally immature and is angry and aggressive how is this going to impact their social world -play /friendships/ communication?

Think also attachment-a secure child. (Would attachment come under emotional development for babies and infants?) They are more likely to have positive development as they will feel confident to explore their environment and engage in "play".

For interest: Neurological development [http://developingchild.harvard.edu] there is lots of research out on this.

Leenie

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Re: Theorists and Their Perspectives

Postby JBrown26 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:20 pm

Does anyone have any ideas about question four please? 4) Outline how the theory is demonstrated in pedagogical practices in the role as an educator. That is, what does the theory ‘look like’ in the workplace? What would educators be doing? What sorts of experiences would they be providing?

How do we answer this question?

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Re: Theorists and Their Perspectives

Postby leenie » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:17 pm

Hi

This is from a text: Infants, children and adolescents. Laura E Berk (2012)
Vygotsky..." The zone of proximal(or potential) development refers to a range of tasks that the child cannot yet handle alone but can do with the help of more skilled partners. To understand this idea,...The adult picks a task that the child can master but that is challenging enough that the child cannot do it by [themselves]...The adult guide supports, adjusting the level of support offered to fit the child's current level of performance. As the child joins in the interaction and picks up mental strategies, [their] competence increases, and the adult steps back, permitting the child to take more responsibility for he task." p224 (scaffolding)

What do you think this theory looks like from the above quote?

(Piaget Theory http://www.simplypsychology.org/piaget.html/ How is this different to Vygotsky?)

With this theory what role do you play as an educator? What would you be doing? What sort of experiences are you providing.

The above quote answers most of these questions. Think of experiences of children, as an educator you may plan or is spontaneously happening, you see the child's interest and choose to scaffold this experience. Or you could scaffold a self-help task.

Be careful not to use the quote in your answer, you need to put it in your own words other it is plagiarism.

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Re: Theorists and Their Perspectives

Postby leenie » Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:20 pm

Hi
I meant in this sentence to say 'otherwise'

Be careful not to use the quote in your answer, you need to put it in your own words other it is plagiarism.


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