This episode hopefully will give you some idea of how child-led/-initiated learning works and how you can work towards a curriculum which is child-centred.
Techniques to overcome challenges associated with fostering child-led/-initiated learning, include the following:-
step 1- ask lots of questions,
step 2- get the children to ask questions and document children’s questions and responses,
step 3- draw out a rough curriculum based on the topics that they’re interested in,
step 4- provide lots of open ended activities and resources.
It’s absolutely ok for classroom activities to move back and fourth between child-led/-initiated and teacher-led/-initiated, as long as all activities revolve around…..not just teaching objectives…..not just curriculum, but also around learning needs and interests of the children .
I am celebrating the first anniversary of my book which I published last year for parents and early childhood educators and will be doing some fab book giveaways. Click here to stand a chance to win a copy of my book ‘Cool Stuff Your Parents Never Told You About Parenting’. Till next week, keep learning and happy teaching!