EDEC104 Critical Analyses Adopted in Teaching Strategies For Children Assessment Answer
I will be explaining my learning experience in the school where, I will be discussing about various critical analyses adopted in the teaching strategies that are used for the learning process of the children and their overall development. Therefore, this helps me realize the fact that children require overall physical indoors and outdoors development that can be provided with the help of environment exposure in terms of indoor and outdoor activities.
These strategies help in meeting the needs of the children and their learning process. Both the indoor and outdoor environment is adopted in the setting then for providing childcare. This educator’s had adopted different strategy catered to different age group for the physical, intellectual, mental, emotional and overall development of the child. No single strategy was adopted for all children in common and was customized as per their age requirements.
By doing this children are able to spend time both in the external environment as well as playing outdoors which helps them in their overall physical development as well. I was able to interact with the teachers and educators as part of my learning experience that what teaching different age groups of children.
Group learning strategies
There are many children who find it difficult to learn through a single technique. The educator must also ensure that these children are engaged more in the activities happening within a class by engaging them in groups and teams (Whitton,et.al.,2016). Therefore, the educator must ensure that they provide them with individual learning and help them in coping up with their classmates. This will help them in discussing and opening up with their problems find a solution that is more effective and interesting.
More and more children are getting attracted to the use of technology in the present generation. Therefore it is very essential for the teacher to stay updated and abreast with the latest technology being provided to the children (Kermani & Aldemir, 2015).. The children are so intelligent that they can develop their own way of learning and intellectual development with the help of technology. This will help in enhancing their overall earning procedure and make them understand in a more easy and effective manner instantly.
Auditory, visual and kinesthetic
There are three major styles of learning in the differentiated instruction method namely: auditory, visual and kinesthetic. It is the responsibility of the teacher to make sure that the best form of learning style is adopted by them individually for every child based on his learning capacity and his readiness to understand new processes and instructions given to them(Franquesa-Soler,et.al.,2019).
Learning by goals
It is very important that the children are involved in the overall setting of goals and objectives because this is one of the most effective methodologies by which the teacher can interact with the children in terms of a single objective. Once they have understood every child's interest level, the teacher will be able to provide them with a goal setting chart which will enable them to formulate a goal for themselves.This will help the teacher understand their interest level and capacity.
The modern teaching methodologies comprise of project based learning, problem solving, creative analysis, and enquiry based learning system in which every child gets a chance to raise questions and find answers to his queries(Gregory, 2017). Many modern technologies can be used in making the children learn rather than just adopting the primitive styles of teaching and a traditional approach. The children can be made to play in a small group so that they can learn more easily.
Impact on children learning and development
Emotional and social development through play
The same daily routine is followed for the children on most of the days which makes them familiar to the routine. In the daytime, children enjoy themselves by playing around in the open space, or endorse by jumping crawling running and doing all sorts of activities that enjoy throughout the day. I had observed that many children fall during their jumping session in the playtime but confidently get up to start playing again. For example, when 1 child is not able to reach a toy than the other child helps him in getting the toy which creates a social and emotional bonding. This helps in their overall development and behavior. Time is introduced between morning tea break and afternoon tea break during the Day. The teachers support the children whenever they hurt themselves or are crying. The play equipment is shared within the children with the help of their educators such as their books, toys, cars, equipments, etc. They help each other during the playtime which initiates the emotional bonding between them. This can be compared to the constructivism theory related to children activities in which promote solving problems to gain knowledge. During plate and children can be seen engaging in communicating with their friends and solving problems in a more effective manner as being part of a team together.
Impact on intellectual, physical and mental development
In the group time setting the children are made to sing rhymes, listening to stories, read, story books, making blocks and communicating with your friends and classmates along with the teachers in a more informal manner. In reciprocation, the children start enjoying this play time together with their educator's and are happy to dance and sing the rhyme together. The children are made to sing rhyme along with the teachers and dance collectively in a group which engages them in body movements as per the synchronization of the rhymes. Many children sing along with the teachers as well. This helps them in understanding the rhyme and connecting more with the activities involved in it that helps them in their overall intellectual, physical and mental development. The child feels more secure and protected. The children are developed in a more physical, mental, and intellectual manner during the session which involves group time. Storytelling session also comprises of the teacher narrating a story to the children in a more interesting way, so that the children are more interested in reading the book and learning. At the end of the story, that teacher asks questions from the children who help them in creative thinking and enquiry based learning. This helps them in becoming more confident and sociable. Whenever a child is not able to answer the question of the teacher, it is the responsibility of the teacher to give him hands so that he can come up with the right answer. This advocates more confidence and innovative process of learning. In this process I was able to find that the children were divided into groups based on their age criteria. Therefore, I was able to compare Erikson’s theory during this time.These children become more familiar to the environment and their educators which help them in exploring their surroundings by becoming more confident. In the age group of 2 years and below, I was able to observe are more focus on them and later on become more socialized by caring for others. Therefore, I was able to compare Erikson’s theory during this time.
Impact on habbits and behaviour of children
The children who are above 1 year of age are asked to eat themselves in order to get energy for all sorts of AC of the day. However, children who are below the 1 year age mark are fed by the teachers. The lunches provided to children during breakfast or lunch hours by the teachers. Once the children eat their breakfast and lunch they are asked to clean the area themselves so that the habit of cleaning can be indicated in then since the beginning. This makes sure that the teachers are following the EYLY outcomes of learning by providing strong will be for the children and involving them in a better learning environment(Fayombo, 2015)..
The children develop themselves in many aspects with the help of the educator which adopts different strategies for their development. However, many educated person involved in feeding themselves without asking the child for his reason of not eating and encouraging them to finish their food items. This did not allow the children to develop on their own as the child was being fed by the educator. This was becoming habit of the children by continuously asking for the teacher to feed him. The children are asked to finish their food during the lunch time and those children who fail to do so are asked about their reason for not eating the food. Therefore it is important that the teacher is allowing the child to eat himself.
Similarly, during storytelling session it is the job of the teacher to make sure that the story he chooses must be of interest to all the children in the class.
In the same way, during the time when the children are singing and dancing on a rhyme, other children are completely lost and are not concentrating. Therefore it is important that the teacher engages their children more in the activities so that the start showing interest. During outdoor play, the children can be let to explore things on their and solve their problems bye exploring their creativity and intelligence. Which can be done with the help of teacher being involved in the play with the children?
Overall, I was able to analyses that the educators are focusing on one main criteria which is “being, belonging and becoming” that helps in the overall development of the children