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Field Study 4

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Andrea Mae

on 24 February 2015

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Transcript of Field Study 4

Episode 1
Concepts, Nature and Purposes of the Curriculum
Field Study 4

What Curriculum is being used in 9th Avenue School?
“Play-based, which means their curriculum is anchored through play. The students use manipulatives and teacher-made materials. They make sure that the curriculum relate to and develop all the domains of the child.”
Aims for the child to gain new knowledge (and experiences)
Episode 2
What’s the Curriculum made of?
About the Cooperating School

Bonifacio Global City
An early childhood center for children ages 18 months-5 years old
Established by experienced educators, aimed at developing lifelong love for learning for children.
Exploring the Curriculum (Episodes 1-3)
Mostly use worksheets and have classroom lectures
Focuses on the core subjects; isolated
Activities are for the multiple intelligence of the child
Also focuses on the holistic development of the child
Promotes understanding of the community and self
What educational philosophy is related to the curriculum of school?
Which means basing instruction on the needs, interests and developmental stage of the child; it means teaching the skills they need in order to learn any subject and promoting discover and self-directed learning through active engagement. Progressivism aims to promote 'discovery learning' and 'learning how to learn'.
Vision, Mission and Goals
Educators of 9th Avenue advocate P.L.A.Y. (Progressive Learning for Academic Yearners). Our belief is that play is the child's means of discovery, of communication, and of self-expression. The curriculum is developed around the children's needs and interests rooted in principles of child development.
To foster child's holistic development through a carefully planned curriculum.

To become lifelong learners who are confident, independent, proactive, and critical thinkers.

To develop meaningful experiences that cultivate literacy skills and communicative aptitude.

To be responsible and kind stewards who practice empathy for others and the environment
for the children
Our Mission is to provide such a modern and innovative learning environment where there is a personalized alliance between the Home and School with a purposeful Curriculum through practices that are Developmentally Appropriate facilitated by Proficient and Nurturing Educators.

How important is the school's vision, mission and goals in designing a curriculum?
What methods and strategies were employed by the school community to realize these goals?
Episode 3
What's new in teaching and learning?
Plan weekly
Consider the kids’ level, interests, etc.
Carefully selecting the content to be taught
Follow the lesson plan approved by the head
Be flexible
Check the kids’ work
Check if the kids’ learn something from the activities
Check if the objective of the activity was successfully met
Behavioral learning theories applied in real classroom work:
Behavioral Learning Theories -
the teacher allows the students to do things independently
the teacher asks the children to listen to who ever is talking in front of the class so that when it is already their turn, others would also listen to what they want to say
Cognitive Learning Theories -
the teacher allows the children to share their insights about the topic
the teacher gives the children enough time to think for answers and be able to deliver what he/she has inside his/her mind.
Discovery Learning -
The teacher provides a manipulative or an actual figure that would help children easily understand the topic and remember all the information that has been taught by the teacher
Reception Learning -
The teacher will ask one student to read everything that is written on the board. The words written on the board are words which are new to the children's vocabulary. After reading, the teacher will ask the children if they understood what their fellow classmate have read. Then the teacher will explain the meaning of the words that she used.
Thank you!
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