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Parents and toddlers: Teaching and learning at home
How do young children learn? This unit looks at the way toddlers interact with their...
How do young children learn? This unit looks at the way toddlers interact with their carers in the home environment. You will learn how adults use different methods of teaching to encourage a small child to expand their boundaries and develop new ways of thinking.
After studying this unit you should be able to:
- discuss how children's early experiences with their parents/caregivers, siblings and peers contribute to the learning of new skills and problem-solving techniques;
- understand how parents/caregivers use talk and play in informal teaching and learning exchanges with toddlers and young children to communicate social and cultural practices;
- understand key psychological and educational theories and concepts relating to children's social development and mental growth;
- appreciate the features of effective teaching used by parents and other adults in informal learning settings such as the home;
- appreciate why researchers rely on detailed observation of video-data to develop an understanding of the psychological processes that take place during teaching and learning interactions between young children and their parents/caregivers.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Teaching and learning relationships in early childhood
- 2 Cognitive socialisation and ‘good tuition’
- 3 The nature of effective instruction
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Parents and toddlers: teaching and learning at home
This unit looks at how parents encourage the development of new skills in their children in the informal setting of the home. The use of video observation of small children by psychologists is analysed and some of the key concepts in developmental psychology that explain teaching and learning interactions between parents/caregivers and their children are explained.
This material is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Child development in families, schools and society (ED840) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Educational Practice courses or view the range of currently available OU Educational Practice courses.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Last updated on: Wednesday, 15th August 2012
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