New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of           quality ECE                Chief Academic Office...
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)                                 “It is easier to build strong                              ...
Source: World Bank
Source: World Bank
Source: World Bank
Source: World Bank
Source: World Bank
Source: ag.ndsu.edu
Source: ag.ndsu.edu
Source: theurbanchildinstitute.org
Synapse density over time        Source: theurbanchildinstitute.org
Source: ag.ndsu.edu
Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences                                               • Huge strides in                 ...
Early learning and the brain
Source: ag.ndsu.edu
In the critical     period, braindevelopment requires aresponsive adult or set       of adults
Emotional and social development           The part of the brain that regulates emotion is           shaped early on by ex...
Romanian Orphanage Babies:            21 Years On      Little was known in 1990, about the long-term effects of suchextrem...
The impact of extreme deprivation
The impact of early adversity on development
Each stage of intellectual  development must be accomplished before the   next stage can occurDeep learning involves the r...
ECE Effectiveness Factors• Safe physical environment• Developmentally appropriate curriculum• Language rich environment• P...
ECE programme effectiveness
Professional and subject    matter expertise    ECE teachers need to be     knowledgeable about theory, content and pedagogy
Contextual    influencesECE teachers must give  full consideration to   social and culturalfactors when planning learning ...
RelationshipsECE teachers must have an an acute understanding ofthe value of supportive and   effective relationships
Learning    environment ECE teachers must knowhow the environment can affect the quality of the   learning experience
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New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
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New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE
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  • New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE

    1. 1. New discoveries in brain research and the growing importance of quality ECE Chief Academic Officer Asian International College Early Childhood Education Global Conference ITC Maratha, Mumbai, India 15 December 2011
    2. 2. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”
    3. 3. Source: World Bank
    4. 4. Source: World Bank
    5. 5. Source: World Bank
    6. 6. Source: World Bank
    7. 7. Source: World Bank
    8. 8. Source: ag.ndsu.edu
    9. 9. Source: ag.ndsu.edu
    10. 10. Source: theurbanchildinstitute.org
    11. 11. Synapse density over time Source: theurbanchildinstitute.org
    12. 12. Source: ag.ndsu.edu
    13. 13. Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences • Huge strides in computer science and the genetic sciences in recent times • This will be the decade of the brain • “It’s time to understand ourselves”Professors Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff
    14. 14. Early learning and the brain
    15. 15. Source: ag.ndsu.edu
    16. 16. In the critical period, braindevelopment requires aresponsive adult or set of adults
    17. 17. Source: ag.ndsu.edu
    18. 18. Emotional and social development The part of the brain that regulates emotion is shaped early on by experience. Social development, which involves both self- awareness and a child’s ability to interact with others, also occurs in stages.
    19. 19. Romanian Orphanage Babies: 21 Years On Little was known in 1990, about the long-term effects of suchextreme, early deprivation, and whether the babies and toddlers who had been denied basic human contact and care, could adapt and recover
    20. 20. The impact of extreme deprivation
    21. 21. The impact of early adversity on development
    22. 22. Each stage of intellectual development must be accomplished before the next stage can occurDeep learning involves the reconstruction of the oldways of understanding intonew ways of understandingForced learning can impede this natural process
    23. 23. ECE Effectiveness Factors• Safe physical environment• Developmentally appropriate curriculum• Language rich environment• Positive, constructive teacher-child interactions• Small groups, high teacher-child ratios• Qualified and well-compensated personnel
    24. 24. ECE programme effectiveness
    25. 25. ProfessionalismCommitted to students and their families, their colleagues, and their own continued professional development
    26. 26. Professional and subject matter expertise ECE teachers need to be knowledgeable about theory, content and pedagogy
    27. 27. Contextual influencesECE teachers must give full consideration to social and culturalfactors when planning learning and teaching
    28. 28. RelationshipsECE teachers must have an an acute understanding ofthe value of supportive and effective relationships
    29. 29. Learning environment ECE teachers must knowhow the environment can affect the quality of the learning experience
    30. 30. Reflective practitioners ECE teachers mustcontinually reflect on theirpractice and experiences forthe purpose of professional improvement
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