Early Years Education

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Health and Social Care Unit 16 Age Range: 6-8 years Contents Page Introduction on early years education Page 3 Types of learning Page 6 Techniques of learning Page 7 Assessments Every child matters Page 9 Birth to three Page 10 Foundation Stage Page 12 National Curriculum Page 14 Topic 1 Page 18 Evaluation Page 24 Topic 2 Page 27 Evaluation Page 33 Theorists and theories Page 36 Bibliography Page 40 Appendix Page 41 Early Years Education Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of children's physical, intellectual, emotional and social development and of their well-being. The growth in children is both rapid and differential. A large proportion of…show more content…
She also believed that play emerges through the following stages; First hand experiences when children: · Struggle with play and need help from the supportive adult. · Explore and need lots of time to play and concentrate and so discover · Practise their play with some needing more time than others to practise. Types of learning Discovery Learning- Discovery learning is learning not just from a teacher or another person, but by direct experiences, usually involving direct experiences and observations. Discovery learning starts when a child is around 6 months old, it is more than just a trial and error process, as the child not only finds out what works and what does not but also appears to develop concepts. Through discovery learning a child appears to develop a more-or-less accurate cognitive model of the world. Discovery learning is essential for a child to gain basic understanding of the world. Modelling- Modelling is the process of learning new behaviour through the observation of others and by imitation of their behaviour. It begins when children become interested in observing other people, usually around 12 months. It is a form of social learning; this enables a child to acquire behaviour rapidly. Teachers and nursery nurses act as models for behaviour and this contributes to early-years education. Reinforcement- Rewarding or encouraging behaviour will increase the probability of them repeating the
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