As a curriculum specialist what are some steps or how would I go about implementing a change in a preschool setting to move towards a project approach. What are some crucial skills I would need to lead a successful change?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 1:43 am ad1c9bdddf
When implementing change in a pre-school setting, a teacher must understand that the "whole child" is important in that one needs to look at the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and moral development of a child and that they are all related aspects (Neaum & Tallack,
The first step should start with the children's understanding, interests and needs and then develop these through activities while monitoring and evaluating the implementation. The planning and evaluating cycle consists of planning then observing and implementing. This cycle goes over and over again. The children should be involved in the planning to develop a sense of ownership, teamwork and collaboration. This will bring different perspectives and also help the teacher to ascertain where the children are coming from and what they already know.
Remember these key factors in planning and implementing pre-school curriculum:
• Plan time for project
• Keep it simple (remember, these are early learners, but still challenge them).
• Be flexible
• Be spontaneous (i.e. if a situation arises that is not part of the plan, take advantage of it. Plans may be altered!)
• Involve parents
• Most importantly, know your ...
When implementing change in a pre-school setting, a teacher must understand that the "whole child" is important in that one needs to look at the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and moral development of a child and that they are all related aspects.