Nurturing Young Children's Disposition to Learn explains how to engage children in early education by supporting and fostering their unique talents, strengths, and learning styles. With staff development suggestions, classroom vignettes, and innovative approaches throughout, this book is a source of guidance and inspiration. It demonstrates how to effectively observe children, identify learning styles, and create a truly appealing and positive environment for children's growth and development.
Linking sound theory and practice with a rich collection of classroom examples drawn from the author's experience, Nurturing Young Children's Disposition to Learn includes information on;
- Connecting recent brain research and young children's development.
- Appreciating the family, societal, and cultural influences in children's lives.
- Meeting early learning goal by fostering the many learning styles.
- Applying Howard Gardner's theories on multiple intelligences.
- Establishing learning environments similar to those in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
- Helping families play a supportive role in their children's early education.
This book emphasises the positive. It helps early childhood professionals to appreciate every single child and help all children succeed - not in a limited sense of high test score, but in the development of their full potential.
Perspectives on Learning: Nature and Nurture, Social Issues, and Individual Disposition
Chapter 1 Brain Research and the Learning Child
Chapter 2 Family, Societal, and Cultural Issues
Chapter 3 Multiple Intelligence Theory
Thinking About Part 1
Perspectives on Practice: Inside Classrooms and Schools
Chapter 4 Environments that Invite Learning
Chapter 5 Observing and Describing
Chapter 6 Developing Positive Communication
Chapter 7 Standards, Curriculum and Young Learners
Chapter 8 Helping Families Support Children's Learning