ERIC Number: ED512196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children. Classroom Insights from Educational Psychology
Daniels, Denise H.; Clarkson, Patricia K.
The early school years provide critical opportunities for children to develop foundational skills and positive attitudes toward learning. This book, the first in the "Classroom Insights from Educational Psychology" series, gives current and prospective PreK-3 teachers valuable insight into how young children feel, think, and learn. Denise H. Daniels and Patricia K. Clarkson show how current research and theory from educational psychology can be applied to create a child-centered learning environment and to develop best practices for instruction. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of: (1) How children develop from the early years to middle childhood; (2) The importance of fostering positive teacher-child, child-child, and caregiver-child relationships; (3) Developmentally appropriate classroom practices that foster learning; and (4) Children's experiences with technology and outdoor environments. Vignettes and case studies, practice exercises, suggested games, and reflection questions make "A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children" a valuable asset in helping teachers design stimulating learning experiences for young children. This book contains the following chapters: (1) Developmental Perspectives and Educational Practice: Viewing Children and Teachers in the Big Picture; (2) Early School Adjustment: Fostering Adjustment and Self-Regulation; (3) The Primacy of Relationships in the Early School Years: Fostering Relationships; (4) Developmentally Appropriate Classroom Practices: Fostering Learning in the Classroom; and (5) Learning in Digital and Natural Environments: Connecting Learning Out of the Classroom. This book also contains the following: (1) Acknowledgments; (2) About the Authors; (3) Preface to the Classroom Insights from Educational Psychology Series; (4) Introduction; (5) Conclusion: Guiding Children on Positive Developmental Pathways Through School; (6) Resources; (7) References; and (8) Index.
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Young Children, Student Adjustment, Teaching Methods, Child Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Interpersonal Relationship, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Educational Technology, Classroom Environment, Outdoor Education, Vignettes, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
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