ERIC Number: ED059756
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Publication Date: 1970-Apr-6
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The Teaching of Young Children: Some Applications of Piaget's Learning Theory.
Brearley, Molly, Ed.
The goals of the education of young children and how these goals may best be met are presented. The main thesis of this book is that "the main work of the school is the fostering and developing of mental life, enabling children to experience more fully and consciously all that life has to offer." The book contains 10 chapters. Chapter 1 contains the Introduction. Chapter 2, Science: Expectations, Conjectures and Validations, describes human learning as a process of building up an internal model of the world. Chapter 3, Art: Representation and Expression, considers how to foster the artistic development of young children. Chapter 4, Literature: Impression and Reflection, covers the personal relevance in a child's response to a story. Chapter 5, Movement: Action, Feeling and Thought, is concerned with the impressions made on a baby by the movement around him. Chapter 6, Mathematics: Ordering, Relating, Measuring, points out that the genesis of mathematical concepts lies in the earliest explorations of infancy. Chapter 7, Music: Hearing and Making Sound, discusses the effects of sound on a baby's aural perception. Chapter 8, Morality: Values and Reasons, discusses the inability of children to put himself at another person's point of view. Chapter 9, Psychological Standpoint, discusses education of primary school children as a multidisciplinary endeavor. Chapter 10, Teachers and Children, describes the activities observed in a particular classroom. (CK)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Expression, Aural Learning, Classroom Observation Techniques, Cognitive Development, Educational Objectives, Expectation, Human Development, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Moral Values, Music Appreciation, Perceptual Development, Primary Education, Responses, School Role, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Young Children
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