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Philosophy of Education
- The purposes of early childhood education are approaching the growth of cognitive functions such as learning how to acquire and order information, judge, reason, problem solving and help them develop self-esteem and a sense of identity.
- Children learn best when taught under certain conditions and in certain ways. Some of these ways are painting, dramatic play, taking trips, outdoor time, music, group discussions, block building and books.
- The curriculum of any classroom should include the certain “basics” creating both physical and social environments with the opportunities for experiences and learning that is warm loving and cooperative.
- Children learn best in an environment that promotes learning. Features of a good learning environment are physical and social environments.
- All young children have certain needs that must be met if they are to grow and learn at their best. Some of these basic needs are competence, individuality, cooperation, self-esteem, social skills, and love of learning.
- I would meet these needs by creating an environment that meets all these needs.
- A teacher should have certain qualities and behave in certain ways. Qualities I think are important for teaching are loving, warm, and being able to help make connections.