Philosophy – Coursework Example
Adult Supervision in Early Childhood rooms The Image of the Child I view the child as a delicate person who relies heavily on the parents and peer to learn and conform to societal values. Children are brought up in a society and guided by norms that they are expected to learn, internalize, and obey based on social morals. Children have to be socialized to be responsible members of the society. Parents play a significant role in socializing their children in the society.
Parental Involvement in Children Development
Based on my initial experience as a director of Vietnamese Bilingual Religious Education, I understand that parents’ involvement in the development of children is necessary. Apart from the environment, parents are a major educational influence in the life of a young child because they act as role models to children at their early stages. I am convinced that most children behave based on the information and manners they learnt from their parents and parents help children to be creative and behave in a recommended manner.
How Young Children Learn and Develop
I am aware of many ways through which children can learn and develop. Montessori educational strategy is one of the ways and involves independence, monitored freedom, and value for a child’s development. I also believe that I can learn through mentorship from teachers’ initiatives such as instilling discipline, self-esteem, motivation, and self-independence among children. Further, I am aware of the role of my environment in learning and development through observation and internalization of observed factors. When I am exposed to a very conducive environment, I am sure to learn appropriate values to develop emotionally and intellectually. A catholic environment, for instance, teaches me values that enable them to acknowledge the presence of God thereby developing spiritually. I as well learn values of inclusion, love, and justice that enable me to maintain a peaceful relationship with others.