Implementing Emergent Education


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Implementing Emergent Education
Part One: Emergent Curriculum Essay
The field of early childhood education has changed significantly over the last hundred years with the rise of the child study movement and developmental theory. Whereas learning used to be focussed on rote memorization and repetitive tasks, modern educational strategies such as emergent education take into consideration how and when children are able to amalgamate and use information, based on their own interests. By investigating children within their native learning environments and studying how children develop their interests, as Bisback and Kopf-Johnson (2006) note, educators now have a clear understanding of the intricacies of learning in childhood.
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.....dren construct their skill sets not only through absorbing information, but also through social interaction. Educating a student in middle childhood therefore requires the participation and cooperation of the school, the teacher, their parents and the community. In middle childhood, students are beginning to participate in the social world beyond the classroom, and emergent learning therefore assists students in interpreting what they experience in context.
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School-Age Care in Canada. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.
Baker, B. (1998). Child-centred Teaching, Redemption and
Educational Identities: A History of the Present. Educational Theory, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 155-175.