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Study Resource Basic Theoretical Principles of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood 2018-05-05

Theoretical principles

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  1. Peter Koech
    Type of Resource:
    Notes
    Subject:
    Other
    Study Level:
    Bachelor's Degree
    Pages:
    5
    Course Name:
    Early childhood education
    Institution:
    Machakos university
    Course Platform:
    none
    Introduction



    Various theories that explain how children learn have been formulated. Teacher and subject centred teaching methods were mostly used in ancient times. Today however, many educational research scholars have come up with more appropriate teaching methods. Researchers in Child Developmental are of the opinion that the aspects of growth and development are interrelated and thus a child’ physical development will affect his/her socio-emotional as well as cognitive development and hence his/her learning. Knowledge of theoretical principles in child development and instructional methods will help us understand the stages through which a child passes and what he/she is capable of learning or doing.

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