Creating environments for learning (1st ed )

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Language: Anglais

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480 p. · 21x27.6 cm · Paperback

Covers Birth to Age Eight. This new text provides a balance of theory and application to help novices and practicing early childhood professionals understand why and how to set up, arrange, and make changes to early childhood learning environments. Organized largely by chapters on learning centers (literacy, manipulative and sensory, science, mathematics, etc.), the text also covers foundational information such as the emotionally supportive and equitableenvironment, the role of the teacher, the importance of theenvironment, design principles,andhealth andsafety.Coverage woven through every chapterincludes material for all age groups in early childhood (infants and toddlers through 3rd grade), assessing the environment, meeting the needs of ALL learners, the teacher's role in facilitating learning in the various environments, and ways to address each curricular area outdoors.


It is designed for college courses taught at two and four year institutions that focus on quality early childhood learning environments and curriculum.

CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Why is the environment important for children's learning?

The environment and developmentally appropriate practice

Reducing behavioral issues through environmental design

Theorists and approaches supporting the importance of the environment

Guidelines for creating effective learning environments: Role of the teacher

Sample Application Activities


CHAPTER 2: ESTABLISHING AN EMOTIONALLY SUPPORTIVE AND EQUITABLE ENVIRONMENT

Circle of Courage: Defining an emotional supportive, equitable environment

Circle of...