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ERIC Number: EJ821546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
The Concept of Teaching: A Reappraisal
Fumoto, Hiroko; Hargreaves, David J.; Maxwell, Shirley
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v24 n2 p179-191 2004
This paper examines the concept of "teaching" in early education and childcare and argues that the activity of teaching, broadly defined, concerns all adults who work in this area and occurs in all phases of the educational system. Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological perspective on human development is applied to conceptualise teaching as (1) adults' attempts to extend children's current phenomenological perspectives of the world; and (2) as being based on adults' ability to capture children's momentum towards learning. The implications of current terms such as "practitioner", and the ways in which "teaching" in early childhood education has been conceptualised, are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A