Application Of Learning Theories Within Learning Activities

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Application of learning theories in examining learning activities

Synopsis of learning activities
The Early Years Learning Centre, located in the Greater Dandenong community, provides play-based, vibrant and supportive education for children and gives them senses of belonging and identity. The focused class has 22 children in total aged from 4 to 5 years old, with one lead educator and one teaching assistant. The children are from various cultural backgrounds and have a variety of interests and personalities. With a philosophy inspired by the multiple intelligences, the major curriculum of the Centre is to explore and follow children’s interests, to support literacy and numeracy learning on daily basis, to promote awareness of environment and to introduce a series of specialist classes focusing on sports, music singing, drama performance, library and story time as well as information technology. Staff designs learning activities underpinning the curriculum. Some related activities include alphabet H/h learning, a nature walk to collect leaves and branches, followed by an activity of being safe around water (see appendix).

Theoretical frames in learning activities
1. The theory of multiple intelligences
With the theory of multiple intelligences (MI theory) as a basic philosophy, the learning style is evidently used in most pedagogical practices including learning alphabet H/h and the nature walk.

Gardner stretched “the word intelligence beyond its customary application
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