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EDEE 250 Lecture 8

EDEE 250 Lecture 8 - The environment as “Third Teacher”...

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Unformatted text preview: The environment as “Third Teacher” “Third Constructing knowledge with Constructing relationships in mind….. relationships The classroom The reflects: The image of the child REGGIO PRINCIPLES: REGGIO 1. AESTHETICS: Why do we consider aesthetics Why 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Our human concern for the whole child Our belief that all children are in awe of their Our world world Aesthetic sense develops as children do Basis for children to partake and value the Basis arts arts Experiences nurture concept development 2. ACTIVE LEARNING: 2. REFLECTS THE IMAGE OF THE CHILD STIMULATING ENVIRONMENTS CHOICE OFFERINGS OPEN ENDED MATERIALS OPPORTUNITES AND TOOLS FOR OPPORTUNITES CHILDREN TO REPRESENT THEIR IDEAS CHILDREN 3. COLLABORATION 3. Group work Children/Parents/ Teachers 4.Transparency 4.Transparency The importance of light……… Natural light Playing with light and reflection “A metaphor for communication” metaphor Fraser 2004 Fraser 5. Bringing the outdoors in….. 5. Heighten Heighten awareness of nature nature Using the Using windows in the classroom classroom 6. FLEXIBILITY 6. Pervades all experiences in the Pervades classroom: classroom: Space Time Materials 7. RELATIONSHIPS 7. Global belief: Materials/environment Peers/Parents/teachers Documentation makes it Documentation visible visible 8. RECIPROCITY 8. Environment as Environment third teacher: third Open to change Child and Child environment interact interact Responsive to Responsive child, parents and teachers teachers Learning Centers: Learning “Every aspect of the Every physical environment from the general arrangement of furnishings to the smaller details of colour & texture, communicates something to the children using the space.” space.” What do learning centers provide? What Connections to the real world. Integration of curriculum. Extends and sustains curriculum. Provides areas for investigation in Provides project work. project Offers rich learning environments for Offers children. children. Appropriate materials should be: Appropriate Appealing and interesting to the child. Appropriate for the child's physical capacities. Appropriate for the child’s intellectual and Appropriate social development. social Appropriate for use in groups of children. Well constructed, durable and safe for the ages Well of the children in the group. of Maintaining a rich literacy environment environment 1. 2. 3. 4. Centers rich in Centers print print Books Adding literacy Adding props props Promote Promote collaboration between peers. between Curriculum topics/ Curriculum developmental skills/ project oriented….. oriented….. KINDS OF CENTERS? CENTERS? ...
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