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- SynopsisGives students in-depth knowledge of how young children aged three to six years learn according to theories of Piaget, Vygotsky and social constructivist learning. This text also teaches students how they can introduce an array of available technology to enhance inquiry in the classroom & expand curricula for teaching in pre-school/kindergarten,Inquiry into Math, Science and Technology for Teaching Young Children presents detailed discussion about teaching math, science, and technology for the preschool and kindergarten classrooms. It contains very readable material on understanding the cognitive development of the young child, the use of authentic assessment, and the incorporation of social learning. It then clearly shows the inquiry process so that teachers and future teachers can use this key element in planning curriculum in science and math for the young child. Curriculum models are presented and a wide array of learning experiences in physical science, earth science and biological sciences are detailed. This includes integrating an array of available technology into the classroom to enhance inquiry.,Inquiry into Math, Science and Technology for Teaching Young Children uses current theory as foundation for the rich and varied math and science curriculum in preschool and kindergarten. The curriculum in this text easily embraces developmentally appropriate practice, emergent curriculum, Reggio Emilia and the Project Approach. Students can connect the rich math and science curriculum with the national standards in math and science plus the NAEYC Early Childhood Professional Preparation Standards. By using the ways we know children learn best, students are guided to develop their own curriculum for children while incorporating the national standards. The text guides early childhood students to inquire how children learn by capturing the innate curiosity and emerging thinking skills of young children. The writing of this text invites students to explore math and science inquiry themselves, to engage in the curiosity and innovative thinking of young children, and become immersed in their new concept of teaching through experiencing children's learning.
- AuthorArleen Pratt Prairie
- Number Of Pages352 pages
- Publication Date2004-10-19
- PublisherDelmar Cengage Learning
- Publication Year2004
- Copyright Date2005
- Weight23.2 Oz
- Height0.7 In.
- Width7.4 In.
- Length9.2 In.
- GroupScholarly & Professional
- LC Classification NumberQA135.6.P69 2005
- Dewey Decimal372.35/049
- Dewey Edition22
- ReviewsIt [this text] gives one of the best theoretical explanations of how young children think. It is easy to read and has lots of science and math ideas ready to use in your classroom.,Part I: Theory and InquiryChapter 1: The Process of Inquiry into Math, Science and Technology Chapter 2: The Thinking of the Young ChildChapter 3: Socially Shared LearningChapter 4: Learning to Listen and Learning to RespondChapter 5: ExploringChapter 6: Identifying Materials and ProcessesChapter 7: Classifying, Comparing and Contrasting Chapter 8: Hypothesizing and Generalizing Chapter 9: Communicating ResultsChapter 10: The Number Sense of MathChapter 11: Technology in the Preschool Classroom Part II: Investigation and CurriculumChapter 12: Approaches to Curriculum Chapter 13: EnvironmentsChapter 14: Exploring Basic Math and NumeracyChapter 15: Exploring Math in Chapter, Space and Time Chapter 16: Exploring Physical ScienceChapter 17: Exploring Earth ScienceChapter 18: Exploring Life Science: PlantsChapter 19: Exploring Life Science: Animals Chapter 20: Inquiry as Approach to Life,The greatest strength [of this text] is the author's philosophy on how teachers should plan and also how children best learnâŠthrough active exploration and at their own paceâŠgiving children choices and teaching them how to teach themselves.,The greatest strength [of this text] is the authors philosophy on how teachers should plan and also how children best learn through active exploration and at their own pace giving children choices and teaching them how to teach themselves.,The greatest strength [of this text] is the author�s philosophy on how teachers should plan and also how children best learn�through active exploration and at their own pace�giving children choices and teaching them how to teach themselves.,This research-based text, containing practical methods to guide and support professional decisions, will provide students with many valuable opportunities to support inquiry-based learning in the areas of math, science, and technology.
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