Toward A Model Of Early Childhood Education : Foregrounding, Developing And Connecting Knowledge Through Play Based Learning

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This is a critical analysis of ‘Toward a model of early childhood environmental education: foregrounding, developing and connecting knowledge through Play Based Learning” by Amy Mackezie and Susan Edwards (2013). Researchers want to introduce an innovative learning model in the field of education to help teachers and educator incorporate environmental education while playing in preschool (Cutter & Edwards, 2013). This article engages pedagogical accents allied with environmental education as well as early year’s childhood education (Creswell, 2012). Based on the qualitative research of Amy and Susan, they studied earlier researches and identified new ways to educate young children about environment through play . The main purpose of the study done by Amy and Susan was to develop a thinking model to help early learning educator connect environmental learning in early childhood education. The central idea of this article is to teach environmental education at a very early age by creating early learning frameworks and educating teachers as well to help develop healthy beliefs in children on daily basis about Mother Nature. Environmental education plays a significant role in early childhood education when integrated with early year learning frameworks and daily environmental activities (Edwards, Cutter-Mackenzie & Hunt, 2010). It should be noted that the research was done over 15 years, which was then analysed to reflect over various pedagogical plays which furnish teachers

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