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Philosophy of early childhood education 1

  2. 2. HISTORY KNOWLEDGE I am familiar with my profession’shistory, and I use my knowledge of the past to inform my practice
  3. 3. THEORIES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION I understand the principles of each major theory of educating young children. The approach I useconsistent with my beliefs about how CHILDREN learn Bla…bla…bla…
  4. 4. FOCUS QUESTIONSWhy is it important to know about theideas, contributions, and learning theoriesof great educators?
  5. 5. FOCUS QUESTIONSWhat are the basic beliefs of theindividuals who have had the greatestinfluence on early childhood education?
  6. 6. FOCUS QUESTIONSHow do the beliefs and practices ofgreat educators influence earlychildhood education?
  7. 7. FOCUS QUESTIONSWhat is learning and how do theories oflearning influence the teaching and practiceof early childhood education?
  8. 8. WHY is the history of EarlyChildhood Education important?
  9. 9. A history is for EVERYTHING:A history of schoolA history of a dollSO…You will be informed the roots of your profession.
  10. 10. WHY PHILOS OPHY? 3 reasons; Rebirth of great ideas Build the dream – again Implement current practice
  11. 11. WHY PHILOS OPHY? 3 reasons; Rebirth of great ideas  Every ideas and practices persist over time and tend to be reintroduced in educational thought and practices in 10 – 20 years.  Teaching through phonics, multi-age grades and teacher-initiated instruction – currently very popular again.
  12. 12. WHY PHILOS OPHY? 3 reasons; Build the dream – again  inability to translate dream reality  Horace Mann, Father of American Public Education quoted, “It is a free school system. It knows no distinction of rich and poor…it throws open its doors and spreads the table of its bounty for all the children of the state…. Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the equalizer of the conditions of men, the great balance wheel of the social machinery”.
  13. 13. WHY PHILOS OPHY? 3 reasons; Build the dream – again  You have a goal and I have a goal BUT our is to educate all our children.  The dream of educating all children to their full potential is a worthy one, and we can and should use it as a base to build meaningful teaching careers and lives for children and their families.
  14. 14. WHY PHILOS OPHY? 3 reasons; Implement current practice  Beliefs of famous educators will help you better understand HOW to implement current teaching strategies as stated by…  Rousseau, Froebel, and Montessori believed children should be taught with dignity and respect.
  15. 15. WHY PHILOS OPHY? Literature review…. Theresa Stapler, Theresa Stephens Stapler, Central Elementary School, Carrolton, Georgia a USA Today all-USA Teacher, has to say about teaching with dignity and respect. Find out and present next class.
  16. 16. Points to ponder….WHAT I do when I FIRST meet my students?I always greet them with a SMILE Then……
  17. 17. Points to ponder….WHAT I do when I FIRST meet my students?I shake handsWHY shake hands - to show children that I am greetingthem with an adult’s way of showing respect. Then……
  18. 18. Points to ponder….WHAT I do when I FIRST meet my students?If you know them for long HUGS is norm.I treat my students with respect and they in turn treatme with respect. Then……
  19. 19. MOTTO… I am the luckiest teacher because you are my student….. THE END