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Classroom Philosophies

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Philosophies, Theories, and Concepts in the Classroom The early childhood classroom is normally the first educational experience that a child receives. This will provide as a learning stepping stone that they will need in order to excel in elementary school and through adulthood. The children will rely on you to give them the education they need in order for them to learn and grow physically, socially, and cognitively. Being a teacher you should focus on a child’s natural ability to learn and guide them towards their full potential. The age group that I am choosing is Pre-K, which usually includes children between the ages of 3-5 years. Pre-K programs have been around for many years and focus on a child’s social-emotional, physical and cognitive development. There are many different types of curricula that classrooms can be based around, they all have their positive attributes that can help children learn and develop to their fullest. The three types of philosophies and theorist that I would like to discuss in this paper are some of my favorite and the ones that I feel would make the best classroom environment for my students. I would like to explore Maria Montessori’s method, Jean Piaget’s stages of development, and Urie Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model. Maria Montessori believed that through proper early education children could be successful and since they were natural learners children should be in control of much of their own learning. (Jaruszewicz,
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