Teaching young children: choices in theory and practice

Front Cover
Open University Press, 2004 - Education - 390 pages
0 Reviews

Teaching techniques that helpboth new and experiencedteachers to communicatebetter with their children

Teaching Young Children presents early childhoodstudents and staff with a broadand diverse range of teaching techniques tosupport children’s learning. It examines 26techniques ranging from simple ones—suchas describing and listening—to more complextechniques such as deconstruction andscaffolding. It defines each technique anddiscusses how, when, and why staff mightuse it.

Vignettes and examples clarify how to usethese techniques in everyday situations andoutline different ways to reach children,support their learning, and help them withlearning difficulties. A final chapter presentsa strategic approach to selecting the appropriatetechniques for specific teaching methodsand situations. This chapter also goesone step further, explaining how educationaltheories link with different techniquechoices—giving both teaching students andexperienced teachers a wide range ofoptions and approaches, which is invaluablewhen teaching classes of children withvarying abilities.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Teaching and
General Teaching
Chapter
Copyright

14 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information