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Running head: DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULAM
Designing Early Childhood Curriculum
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1DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULAM
Activity 1
What is curriculum?Create a brief explanation of your approach to curriculum with a
clear theoretical connection based on your influences and readings. Use references to
support your ideas and perspectives.
The term curriculum is defined as the lessons as well as academic content that are taught
in a school or in a program as well as in a specific course. When it comes to education,
curriculum refers to the totality of the experiences of the students that takes place in an
educational process. The term often defined as particularly to a intended series of instruction, or
to a view of the experiences of the students in terms of the teacher’s instructional goals. When it
comes to early childhood approaches, as an educator, I prefer the holistic approach of learning.
Holistic approaches to learning recognize the connection between mind, spirit as well as body.
When an Early Childhood teacher takes a holistic approach of teaching, they pay attention t the
physical, personal, social as well as emotional wellbeing and cognitive aspects of learning.
Holistic approach chiefly recognizes the connection between families, communities and children
along with the importance of reciprocal relationships as well as partnerships for learning. This
approach recognizes learning as a social activity as well as value collaborative learning and
community participation. According to Van Hoorn et al., (2014), the holistic approach of
teaching as well as learning chiefly focuses on connections to the national world. Majority of te
time, teachers assess and evaluate the capacity of the children to understand as well as respect
the natural environment along with the interdependence between the plants, people, animals and
lands.
2DESIGNING EARLY CHILDHOOD CURRICULAM
Activity 2.ᅠᅠ
Drawing on an observation of children considers how can you clearly articulate an Intent?
Identify an intent based on information gathered, guiding curriculum and concept areas.
Each and every children’s learning process is deeply associated with their culture and
family experiences. The social situation of a child is comprised of the relationships they posses
with their parents as well as other adults. According to researchers, it is crucial to understand that
there prevails a need of change in curriculum along with the social, cultural as well as
economical changes in the local communities (Roskos, 2017). In order to deal with this the
cultural historical perspectives are being used by teachers as an informant in the early childhood
curriculum. In order to articulate the intent of the children, the educator must assess his or her
cultural background as well as social background. Besides that the financial background of the
children is also need to be assessed by the educator.
During one of my experiences, I had identified an intent of a student. One of my students,
Charles was found to be attracted towards visual learning process. According to researches,
majority of the children, like Charles find it easier to learn through images and video compared
to text books (Harms, Clifford & Cryer, 2014). The colorful picture as well as the practical
demonstration helps them to understand their learning more clearly and remember the same for a
longer period of time.
Activity 3
Choose a celebration and document whether you can justify the inclusion of this
celebration into an early childhood curriculum.
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