International Journal of Research in Social Sciences And Humanities DEVELOPMENT IN PAST FEW YEARS: SELF LEARNING

Mr Sudhir, Kumar Singh, Mata Jiyo
International Journal of Research in Social Sciences And Humanities   unpublished
This paper describes a research project exploring the development of independent learning in young children. In the first year the project has explored the work of 16 practitioners working with 3-5 year old children, using a range of methodologies including questionnaires, interviews and reflective dialogues (based on video recordings of particular classroom episodes), reflective journals and child assessment checklists. It is argued that, while the development of independent learning is
more » ... learning is generally accepted as an important educational aim, current trends in Primary education which have encouraged a more teacher-directed approach, are not helpful. The paper advances a model of independent learning which is based on developmental psychological research, and presents interim findings from the project which suggest that even our youngest children are capable of considerable independence in their learning. While particular pedagogical techniques and approaches need to be developed, many of these are well-established and researched, and can be shown to be effective in fostering independent learning abilities within the Primary school context.
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