3223 Agenda 1 Introduction & Theorists

3223 Agenda 1 Introduction & Theorists - Children are...

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Aim: Expectations for class o Be on time. o No cell phones, including texting in class. o o Come prepared with: Homework completed, including readings Journal and textbook Overview of syllabus with assignments Math and science Survey Jean Piaget Constance Kamii Lev Vygotsky Believed children construct knowledge through interactions. Children do not wait to be instructed but are constantly trying to make sense of the world around them. Children learn best by doing Play is imperative to understanding Believes the aim for children is autonomy Autonomy is created in an environment where ideas are shared and encouraged, problems and questions are encouraged.
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Unformatted text preview: Children are given opportunities to challenge themselves through concrete materials and real problems. Believed the adult, as well as the child, were important in constructing knowledge Developed the idea of ZPD (zone of proximal development) This is defined as the distance between the most difficult task a child can do alone and the most difficult task a child can do with help. Scaffolding is the idea that adults or peers can help a child develop/accommodate a new concept. By presenting material that is somewhat beyond the child’s understanding or ability and then providing support, children will over time accommodate the new concept...
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