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Grown-ups Make a Difference!

Grown-ups make a difference!

In this chapter the following questions will be discussed:

  • In what ways can an adult interact with a child to support their learning?
  • How can we reflect constructively to improve children's learning?
  • How can we show progress in social/behavioural learning?

The adult – child interaction is crucial to the effective learning process, therefore we need to be clear about what we need to do and what our purpose is in interacting with children. The characteristics of being open to learning include being relaxed and ‘joyful’ according to Maria Robinson (2003). We can use our knowledge of individual children to encourage this to happen more frequently. Learning about and managing our own behaviour will positively affect our experiences and help ...

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