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psych of EC- Playful learning

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psych of EC- Playful learning psyc3250

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mandate for playful learning notes part 1 (first chapter)
psychology of early childhood
Dr. Jung
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caoimhe Notetaker on Sunday April 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to psyc3250 at Tulane University taught by Dr. Jung in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see psychology of early childhood in Psychlogy at Tulane University.


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Date Created: 04/10/16
learning through play 04/08/2016 ▯ Play is a four letter word  Push on academic skills  Play is discouraged  Didactic learning stressed o Banking method ▯ How did we get here?  Societal misconceptions o We are behind o Parents feel pressure o Sputnik** o Market saturated with electronic toys  Children from low SES are less ready for school o No child left behind  Literacy o Have little preschool experiences o Huge variability in quality ▯ Teaching content  Children of low SES o Less School ready o Literacy  Phonemic awareness  Concepts of print o Mathematics  One-one correspondence  Number games o Social skills  Listening to directions, paying attention, solving disputes ▯ Assessment  Accountability and assessment are important  Good assessment o Integrative and dynamic techniques o Can inform us on how well a child is doing o Provide information on where they need help ▯ Sacrificing good pedagogy for curricular goals  Pedagogy o Your Philosophy of teaching  False dichotomy between play and learning  No child left behind o Curriculum pushed down  1 grade material taught in kindergarten etc. o reducing play periods o end of social-emotional assessments o increase in literacy and math assessments o pre-kindergartners left behind/redshirting ▯ beyond the classroom: pressure at home  high stakes testing  preschool tutoring/testing industry  educational toy industry o electronic toys o electronic book  less free play more overscheduling ▯ Turning back the tide  Focus on play o Primates and most young mammals play  See children as lifelong learners, not fact-memorizers  Every students succeeds act (2015) ▯ ▯


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