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Ampartzaki, Maria; Kalogiannakis, Michail – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
In an attempt to understand the natural world's phenomena, young children form their perceptions of different aspects of the macrocosm, which they contrast with new scientific concepts. This process calls for an early intervention that will provide the stimuli and the tools for the development of new concepts, ideas, and cognitive structures. The…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
McCall, Renee; Craft, Diane H. – 2000
Preschool children need instruction in movement in order to become skillful movers. A child-centered approach emphasizes activities that are child-initiated and teacher-facilitated, enabling each child to achieve specific goals and objectives. Many teacher strategies and classroom routines support the child-centered approach. As an alternative to…
Descriptors: Adapted Physical Education, Child Development, Curriculum Development, Developmental Stages
Heitmann, Helen M. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1981
Movement is motivated, encouraged, and governed by psycho-social development, motor development, and humanistic principles as well as by exercise physiology and kinesiology. The Basic Stuff series identifies the body of knowledge which underlies purposeful movement and can be integrated into concept or fundamental skill curricula. (JN)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Concept Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Paul, Richard W.; Binker, A. J. A., Ed. – 1990
A collection of papers that individually and collectively make the argument that critical thinking needs to be placed at the heart of educational reform make up this volume. Thirty-nine papers are organized into three main sections: Section I is entitled: What Is Critical Thinking? This section contains the following papers: (1) The critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed. – 1984
Designed for use in grades K-12, award winning teacher-developed projects and courses in economics are described. Descriptions indicate grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation. Arranged into 5 chapters, chapter 1 suggests ways to teach economic concepts to grades K-3. Projects include a lesson on…
Descriptors: Awards, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education