The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.

The Learning Teaching Environment

The learning teaching environment

Given an environment in which they are cared for and in which they can thrive, young children display a range of competencies which make their early learning dramatically successful.

(Fisher 1996: 7)

This chapter considers how learning and teaching in its broadest sense can be facilitated through appropriate environmental and teaching strategies. It aims to connect the ideas set out in the previous three chapters and to suggest ways in which children can be helped to develop their movement potential and enhance their learning capacities. In doing so it acknowledges that developing behaviour of any kind is dependent upon contributions from both the child and the environment.

Making a Good Start

The importance of the right kind of environment is an early ...

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