Final exam notes - Final exam notes Dec. 1st 2008 As kid...

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Final exam notes Dec. 1 st 2008
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As kid begins to learn about herself and world, her understanding begins with: The child Family Neighborhood – 3 or 4 years old Community – Culture
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Universe beings with herself, extends to her family, and then to larger community. Development of kids self concept (his awareness of self) is the important beginning point in social studies for young children. Ex. Public transportation at 4 is appropriate, not maps. Not family trees, 8 yrs old yes.
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Activities to enhance social awareness Begin with familiar to unfamiliar Simple to complex Reality to fantasy Present to the past and future Movement is not hierarchical but developmental
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Why anti bias necessary? Developmentally, childrens identity and attitudes toward others are developming and formed in early years,
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Goals of an anti-biased approach 1. Affirm and foster kids knowledge and pride in their identity 2. Foster children's curiosity enjoyment and empathetic awareness of diffs and sims. Care about others. (we all have belly buttons. All relate) 3. Teach children to overcome any inappropriate responses triggered by differences (develop concepts of fairness)
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Anti biased activities Should be emergent Encourage children to ask about physical characteristics of themselves and others Provide accurate, dev appropriate information Enable development of ease and respect for differences. Its ok to be diff, there are a lot of things alike. Embrace. Help children be aware of shared physical characteristics – what makes us all human.
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Guidance Help change discomfort and inappropriate responses to differences to respectful, comfortable interactions. Expand concept of fairness Foster critical thinking about stereotypes (fat ppl are lazy, eat too much? NO) Enable children to gain tools and self confidence to stand up for themselves and others against bias ideas and discrimination. (if someone says you can play you’re a girl. That’s not ok. We play together.)
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continued Set firm limits Intervene immediately – remind of the limit. Comfort and support the victim rather than
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2009 for the course HDF 338 taught by Professor Armga during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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