Unit 201 Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2 Essay

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Understanding the Stages of Development of thinking and learning

The main stages of Development of thinking and learning for pupils

❖ Cognitive Development “Gaining knowledge through thought and experience”

❖ Social Development “How a child learns to live and interact with others”

❖ Emotional Development “Gaining the ability to understand and cope with emotions and feelings”

Self-esteem/Self Development “Confidence in oneself and ability to recognise how to learn”

4 Stages of Cognitive Development Jean Piaget (1896 – 1980)

Age 0 to 2 years 2 to 6 years
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Connecting education with good experiences will allow a child to feel secure at school and realise their full potential.

❖ A child’s self esteem and confidence can be affected by negative experiences at school or other aspects of their life

❖ Don’t forget to use praise when a pupil’s action is appropriate. Use praise and any negative language carefully at the right place and time.

❖ Praise versus Criticism. Using praise over negative language is more effective because it models what constitutes good behaviour. For example if a pupils actions are inappropriate – try to highlight good behaviour by praising their neighbours.

❖ Self-development relates to when a pupil begins to realise how they learn best. For example, writing it down and diagrams (Visual) as opposed to hands on, movement and making things (Kinaesthetic). Some pupils may learn best by Auditory methods, for example discussion, sound effects and lectures.

❖ Perhaps the last thing that should be mentioned when relating to how pupils learn and develop self-esteem is. “The question is, not how intelligent is the child, but in what ways is the child intelligent?”

Learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1 and 1.2.

Produce a display to include a timeline that will:

• describe the expected pattern of children and young people's development from birth
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