Early Childhood is a complex and diverse field. This text is designed to help students understand and engage with current themes in early childhood, supporting the development of critical thinking skills. Key themes such as children's voice, child wellbeing, identities and professional relationships are presented and opened up for the reader through essential theory and selected extracts. Thought provoking activities in all chapters help students to get a deeper understanding of contemporary themes in early childhood, supporting them in assignment writing and in linking theory to practice.

Exploring how Children Learn in the Early Years

Exploring how Children Learn in the Early Years

Exploring how children learn in the early years
Mary Wild

This chapter will consider different ways in which theorists and researchers have sought to explain how young children learn. As you read through this chapter think about your own experiences of learning, both as a child and as an adult. How do these experiences relate to the ideas that you are reading about? If you have a role that involves working with young children, think about what sorts of learning experiences you provide for them. Again, how do these relate to the ideas that are covered here? Consider also whether there are other factors that your experience tells you may be important for effective learning.

By the end of ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles