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Transcript of 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:
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
-interaction with the world of people and materials
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)