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ERIC Number: ED403012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 240
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 90-6195-034-1
Enhancing the Skills of Early Childhood Trainers: Training Pack, Parts 1-5.
Torkington, Kate
Intended as a resource for both trainers and trainees in early childhood development and education, and based on the principles of active learning and participatory training, this five-part training pack encourages the incorporation of active learning materials in training and invites cooperation in adapting participatory training materials to specific cultural setting. The first part of the training pack, "Introduction to the Training Pack," introduces the principles of active learning and participatory training; discusses reasons for the development of the training pack; outlines the four main distinguishing features of the training materials; and provides an overview of the contents of the training pack. The second part, "Delivering Effective Training," discusses principles related to the processes of training adults and of adult learning, and details seven effective participatory training methods, including role-play, focused activities, and case studies. This part of the training pack also takes a critical look at the training evaluation and makes some suggestions for change. The third part, "Guide to the Development of the Young Child," presents current scientific knowledge about universal stages of development, and of certain patterns and processes that characterize given developmental stages, regardless of culture. The developmental information is divided by age level up to 6 years. The fourth part, "Rationale for Experiential/Participatory Methods," explores the efficacy of experiential/participatory learning in training of early childhood teachers. This part examines the theories of major figures in philosophy, psychology, and education, and discusses the concepts of knowledge, cultural difference, and adult learning from a theoretical perspective. The fifth part of the training set, "Resource List," provides an annotated bibliography and list of resources to assist trainers using experiential/participatory learning. (HTH)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).