Factors That Influence Professional Practice When Working With Children And Young People

2100 Words May 3rd, 2016 9 Pages
With the reference to at least two theories of learning, discuss how differing theoretical perspectives, and our interpretation of these, might influence professional practice when working with children and young people.

There are many different ways in which children can learn, for instance, behaviourism, cognitive learning theory, humanism, emotional literacy, brain-based learning. These theories have an impact on children’s holistic development and professionals have to ensure they meet children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. First the essay will focus on the behaviourism theory and then cognitive learning theory and will outline the background and basics of these theories and then the essay will look at how these theories can benefit and influence professionals practice when working with children and young people in an infant school setting (aged 4-7). Professional practice is ensuring service, responsive to government and needs of public, accountability, fairness and effectiveness these principles are fundamental to good professional practice and inform us of the expectations. Early childhood educators are required to demonstrate an understanding of children’s development and the ways of learning and how to implement these relevant theories into children’s learning experience.

Behaviourism is a theory of learning established in the 1920’s to 1950’s and was founded by John B. Watson (1978-1958) based on the idea that behaviours can me…
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