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Developing Teaching Techniques for Children

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Running head: DEVELOPING TEACHING TECHNIQUES FOR CHILDRENDeveloping teaching techniques for childrenName of the UniversityName of the StudentAuthor note
1DEVELOPING TEACHING TECHNIQUES FOR CHILDRENIntroductionEarly childhood education in Australia is a crucial part of the country’s educationalsystem as it determines the overall development of the child(Bierman & Torres, 2016). TheAustralian Curriculum is entirely dedicated towards framing the correct curriculum for youngAustralians in order to ensure proper mental and intellectual development(Australiancurriculum.edu.au, 2018). It is a known to all that education plays a vital role inshaping the future of the Australian children. In addition, education plays a major role inmolding the young Australian’s perception towards the community and the differences that exist.The inclusion of Civics and Citizenship education in the early years of education recognizes theabilities of all the students notwithstanding their cast or community to respect the diversity of thenation(Gehris, Gooze & Whitaker, 2015).Including History in the curriculum further, enhance the opportunities for children toacquire an understanding of their birthplace, its people, its diverse culture and so on. Mostimportantly, including History in the curriculum would enable the students to have a deepunderstanding about the culture of indigenous Australians(Hadley, Waniganayake & Shepherd,2015). Geography allows the students to know about their locality and the vast world. Includingthis subject in the curriculum of early childhood education prepares the students for developingfurther interest in the subject.Overview of the curriculum and its importanceChildren learn majority of the things from their families and their surroundings. Theyhave a strong sense of observance at this stage. Children have the capacity to understand deepemotions that often go unnoticed(Bowes & Grace, 2014). A teacher has the responsibility to
2DEVELOPING TEACHING TECHNIQUES FOR CHILDRENrealize this and encourage the children to display their abilities. During the stage between birth toeight years, children develop the capacity to understand and engage in activities such ascollaboration, communication and decision-making. Teaching humanities at the pedagogic levelalso ensures an improved development of a child’s intellect.The Australian Government realizes the importance of introducing a curriculum thatensures that children are enriched with knowledge from early life through school. The EarlyYears Learning Framework is an attempt to make sure that young Australians are given theopportunity to display their potential. Drawing conclusive evidences from internationaleducational frameworks, the council has unraveled the importance of early childhood as amilestone for development(Framework, E. Y. L. 2009). The EYLF helps children realize theirpotential and express it through creative ways with the help of their family members andteachers. Educators of early childhood are additionally given the platform from where they coulddraw upon their expertise to educate the children thus abiding by the principles mentioned in theUN Conventions on the Rights of the Child. The inclusion of humanities study in early childhoodis a part of the educational framework developed by EYLF. A study of humanities early in lifeenables the children to connect with their culture, history, region and religion, law and politics.Understanding of humanities and social sciences enables children to learn about the broaderworld and the people. The Australian Curriculum has included History, Geography, Economicsand Business and Civics and Citizenship as the four subjects under the humanities study(Australiancurriculum.edu.au, 2018).Although it is not an obvious fact that History, Geography and Civic and Citizenship aretaught to preschoolers but their inclusion in some other forms understandable by the children isimportant.
3DEVELOPING TEACHING TECHNIQUES FOR CHILDRENWays to use resources to enhance children’s learningChildren from birth to 2 years age groupCivics and Citizenship:Civics refers to the study of the country’s history, democracy,structures and traditions. It also means the understanding of the ways the Australian society isadministered. Citizenship, on the other hand means the development of attitudes, qualities,values and beliefs that influence children to be engaged in the society and the culture and respectthe same("ACARA - Civics and Citizenship", 2018).An early understanding of this curriculum would assist children in realizing their moralduties towards their family, peers and nation. According toCampbell (2015), the age groupbetween 0 to 2 years is a period when children begin to observe their environment andaccumulate those in their behavior.In this age group, children acquire an understanding of the mutual rights andconscientiousness. Children also develop the capability to create stories out of their imagination(Broström et al., 2015). This activity would help the children experience the joy of sharing,which is an important outcome of civics and citizenship learning.
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