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Bank Street

A developmental-interaction approach

Jenna Adams

on 15 August 2013

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Transcript of Bank Street

Bank Street
Bank Street
Developmental-Interaction approach was influenced by Lucy Sprague Mitchell. This approach is an interactive way of providing students with education appropriate to their level of development.

Heavily influenced by developmental psychology, the Bank Street approach has "roots in early twentieth century progressive education ideals" (Bank Street, College of Education).
Lucy Sprague Mitchell was the creator of this approach.

She was influenced by:
John Dewey
Jean Piaget
Erik Erikson

1919- A nursery school was established to foster an environment
that was the most beneficial to children’s education.

Mitchell was determined to build a
new educational system that would help to create a
developmentally appropriate environment for
students to be educated
in an incredible way!

-importance of engagement with the environment of children, adults, and the material world

-human development

-interaction with the world of people and materials

-humanist values
Developmental-Interaction Approach
Bank Street purpose
Bank street purpose = to educate teachers and children within an educational frame which brings together concepts from dynamic and developmental psychologists, and progressive educational theorists and practitioners (Shapiro & Nager).
The purpose of bank street is to meet children “on their terms” and to educate according to their development.
By closely observing the reactions, reflections, and interactions of students; by guiding with their own comments and questions, and by encouraging every ounce of student curiosity, the educator teaches her students.” (Bank Street, College of Education)
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