ERIC Number: ED184666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Open Framework Resource Kit: Section 3. Working with Individuals: Observing, Analysing and Planning for Educational Growth. Discussion Paper.
Halliwell, G. L.
The purpose of this teacher resource paper is to assist preschool teachers in (1) interpreting the interactions of children in terms of educational growth, (2) insuring that planned interactions will stimulate growth related to program goals, and (3) developing realistic expectations of children. Three topics are discussed. In Topic A the reader is introduced to the notion that, while children have individual growth patterns, there are consistencies in the learning process which can be observed and which can serve as a basis for analyzing sequences in educational growth. The object of teaching when working with individual children, matching educational experiences to child interests and abilities, is the next topic (B) for discussion. In Topic B, readers are offered suggestions for observing and analyzing growth. Topic C provides information about different approaches to planning for sequence in educational growth in order to clarify thinking about the open framework approach to sequence. The appendix explores the parameters of the following growth areas: acting independently, problem solving, social communication and self-expression. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Instruction, Interaction, Learning, Observation, Open Education, Preschool Children
Curriculum Branch, Queensland Department of Education, G.P.O. Box 33, North Quay, Q4000, Australia (Free on request)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Dept. of Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 151 097-98 and PS 011 271