Respectfully discuss your differences in terms of strengths and limitations of the theorist. Then, support your positions with personal examples and/or research. Lastly, present an area of the analysis in which you both agree, along with the reasons for agreement. 150 words.
Week 1 Discussion 1
After completing the Theoretical Comparison’s Table I feel that all of these theorist have some kind of influence on my work with young children. Each theorist helps me to create an environment that allows experiences to help children to learn in a developmentally appropriate classroom. Having the balance of meaningful interactions, materials, and having a classroom where children feel safe, have jobs, and feel like a classroom family will bring out the best in children. Helping children learn through play with materials, manipulative and opportunities for social and emotional experiences will encourage children to develop their own social skills needed for kindergarten and beyond.
As I complete this final course in Child Development these theories will help me to set up my classroom appropriately in a way that will best fit young children’s learning styles. The theories will help me remember stages, intelligent styles, meaningful interactions, behaviors, and the importance of learning through play.