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Ucus, Sukran; Acar, Ibrahim H. – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Creative school environments use creative approaches in their curriculum, content, and teaching and learning. Considering that creativity is fostered by all elements of educational processes such as teachers, classrooms, and school environments, the purpose of the current study was to explore perceptions of Turkish student teachers in an early…
Descriptors: Creativity, Play, Freedom of Speech, Freehand Drawing
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Peppler, Kylie; Wohlwend, Karen; Thompson, Naomi; Tan, Verily; Thomas, AnnMarie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
While circuitry lessons have traditionally been first introduced in late elementary school, they remain challenging conceptually for undergraduates in physics and engineering courses. Seeking to provide a higher quality and earlier introduction to circuitry learning for young children (ages 3-5), this paper investigates the affordances of…
Descriptors: Electronics, Physics, Preschool Education, Nursery Schools
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Brown, Christopher P.; Englehardt, Joanna – Journal of Early Childhood Research, 2019
The global shift toward neoliberalism continues to impact early childhood in numerous ways. One example of this shift is the push by education stakeholders for the incorporation of technology into the teaching of young children. Advocates contend implementing such technology in the classroom will increase children's academic performance and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Preschool Education, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices