Section A : Unit 139
Learning Outcomes 1: Understand theoretical approaches to child and young person development.
Unit 137 : Learning Outcome 2 : Understand the factors that impact on children and young people’s development.
(i) 139 1.1 Explain different theories and frameworks of child and young people development.
(ii) 139 1.2 Explain the potential impact on service provision of different theories and approaches.
(iii) 137 2.3 Explain how theories of development and frameworks to support development influence current practice;
As practitioners it is important for us to understanding how children learn and how best to support them throughout this process, this also requires a knowledge of child development. Over the years studies have been carried out by many theorists such as Robert Owen (1771-1858), Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Jean Piaget (1896-1980). These theorists have influenced the development of the curriculum in the UK today. I have chosen three pioneers in the development of children’s education and I hope to outline how I believe their studies have been instrumental in influencing the current curriculum and my own practise.
KEY POINTS OF THE THEORY
IMPACT ON CURRENT CURRICULUM
IMPACT ON MY PRACTICE
(Founder of the Kindergarten system in 1840)
Importance of learning through play, the outdoor environment and creativity.
The curriculum is important and should be child centred.
He believed in free play.
Froebel put strong importance on real life experiences for children.
He stressed the importance of parents as the ‘first educators’.
Froebel invented finger rhymes and songs.
Many schools now have a nursery unit attached were children are accepted from the age of three.
The curriculum has been introduced to cover children from birth and is regularly reviewed.
In my setting we respect Froebel’s theory as we believe we run a...