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Methods in earlychildhood and curriculum development

Develop a curriculum that can be implemented in an early childhood classroom using the philosophy of John Dewey, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky and others. How does these philosophies indicate developmentally appropriate practices in the areas of science and mathmatical concepts. What is the theory of constructivism and the Zone of proximal development and how can an instructor such as myself use these approaches and theories in designing a curriculum.

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The philosophy of John Dewey, Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky posits that developmental appropriate practices should be implemented in the areas of science and math when teaching children. Therefore, these subjects must be taught using a child-centered format that is age appropriate and uses scientific and mathematical concepts that children within the age group can identify with. These lesson plans and curricula must involve interactive and active lessons designed to prepare the children to become socially responsible and live a full life (Young Child Ministries, 2012).

In addition, when teaching science and mathematical concepts teachers must be organized and sufficiently prepared with lessons oriented ...

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The methods in early childhood and curriculum development is determined.