ERIC Number: ED412001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Study Guide to Educating Young Children: Exercises for Adult Learners.
Recognizing that active learning is suited not just to children but to adults as well, this study guide is designed to support adults engaged in learning the High/Scope approach to preschool education, in a college course, on their own, or in staff development programs. Each study guide chapter consists of a variety of interactive exercises to connect the ideas presented in the text, "Educating Young Children," with the learners' own experiences and observations of young children. The types of exercises include hands-on explorations and experiences with materials, child studies, analysis of photographs and case studies in terms of curriculum elements, recollections and reflections about curriculum topics, construction of definitions, relating child observations to curriculum topics, trying out support strategies, and making implementation plans. Part 1 of the guide describes the active learning approach inherent in High/Scope, focusing on the way children construct knowledge, establishing a supportive climate, involving families in active learning settings, and working in teams to promote active learning. Part 2 contains learning activities related to the active learning environment, specifically arranging and equipping learning spaces, the High/Scope daily routine, the plan-do-review process, group times, outside times, and transition times. Part 3 presents learning activities to illustrate High/Scope key experiences in creative representation, language and literacy, initiative and social relations, movement, music, classification, seriation, number, space, and time. Each area of activities list related publications and videos. (KB)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adults, Case Studies, Curriculum, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Staff Development, Study Guides, Teacher Student Relationship, Teamwork
High/Scope Press, 600 North River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; phone: 800-40-PRESS; fax: 800-442-4FAX.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.