I agree with Moss (2010), who states “the educator needs to appreciate the range of disciplines, theories and practices available, and to understand her or his responsibility to decide where to situate herself or himself in this complex and diverse range of possibilities” (Moss, 2010, p. 15). Within education there are diverse disciplines, theories and practices, and like Moss, I believe its imperative for educators to have knowledge and an understanding of these before they are able to make informed decisions on where they position themselves within early childhood teaching, learning and development. This assignment intends to demonstrate the position I have taken, and include a critical analysis of the current early childhood curriculum and the role of the teacher in enacting it, differing approaches to literacy and numeracy,
the impact of technology and media on young children and the
place of ecological sustainability in early childhood.
Moss (2010) believes education is and can be approached from many directions, working with diverse practices and theories, and applying a multitude of perspectives, and with each theoretical position that education is viewed, looks different. Despite this diversity, when it comes to early childhood practice and policy it would appear that diversity did not exist (Moss, 2010). The notions of best practice and evidence-based practice suggest that knowledge about teaching practice has one fixed certain way of teaching (Grey, 2011). I…