ERIC Number: ED238561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Study Guide to Young Children in Action. Exercises in the Cognitively Oriented Preschool Classroom.
Intended for the preschool teacher wishing to implement a cognitively oriented curriculum, this instructional guide focuses on the problem-solving approach (as opposed to the teacher-directed approach) to student learning. Each chapter provides space for teachers to plan, implement, and evaluate lessons. Activities in the guide are participatory, calling for "learning by doing." Specifically, exercises teach by providing active learning experiences. The following topics are investigated: (l) arranging and equipping the classroom; (2) establishing a daily routine; (3) teaching in a team; (4) planning in a team; (5) active learning; (6) language; (7) experiencing and representing (i.e., painting, drawing, modeling); (8) classification; (9) seriation; (l0) number; (ll) spatial relations; (l2) time; and (l3) "what next?" (thoughts for future planning). A listing of films and publications related to each topic is presented at the end of every chapter. (BJD)
Descriptors: Classroom Design, Cognitive Development, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Preschool Education, Spatial Ability, Student Participation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Styles, Team Teaching, Time Perspective
High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 ($6.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.