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Kindergarten learning approach and theories

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Elizabeth A. Dorris

on 21 July 2015

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Transcript of Kindergarten learning approach and theories

Learning Theories and Philosophies
High Scope Learning Approach
The High Scope Learning is where students learn through open ended questions. In a High Scope Learning Approach is a student works independently and in groups in different activities centers. A High scope Classroom is often warm and inviting with most items being labeled and in specific places (Jaruszewicz, C., 2012).
Creative Curriculum Learning Approach
In a Creative Curriculum Learning Approach type classroom a student learns independently through different areas within the classroom. Daily routine in a Creative Curriculum Learning Approach is very important. Students begin to learn through daily routine.
Bank Street classroom approach
Bank Street classroom learning approach is play based learning which is focused on cognitive development. Educators observe and adapt the curriculum to fit the needs of their students. Children often learn through play centers like in a High Scope Learning environment. Independent play is also encouraged in a Bank Street Classroom approach (Jaruszewicz, C., 2012). A Bank Street classroom is usually inviting to students and well organized.
The Waldorf Classroom Approach
A Waldorf classroom is warm, inviting and colorful (Jaruszewicz, C., 2012). Each approach, theory or philosophy has its positive aspects in which I would like to incorporate in my classroom. One again learning is based through play.Often in the Waldorf curriculum students are not required to learn to read or write until age 7 (Jaruszewicz, C., 2012).
Learning Theories and Philosophies
Elizabeth Dorris
Ashford University
ECE 315
Instructor Merrian Gagnon
July 19, 2015
In a Creative Curriculum Learning Approach provides many benefits for students. Students will learn routine and become independent thinkers in a Creative Curriculum classroom. Through creative learning and play students lean by participating in different stations in the classroom. Student's learn through a detailed oriented curriculum with flexible learning options.
Teacher involvement and Curriculum
Jaruszewicz, C. (2012). Curriculum and methods for early childhood educators. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education Waldorf approach: Waldorf’s Integrated Way of Learning
The Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood. (n.d.). Retrieved July 19, 2015.
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