Understanding The Diversity Within The Classroom Is The First Schooling Environment For Young Children

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Every teacher has their own philosophy on teaching whether it’s recorded or not, their philosophy is reflected every day in the classroom (Arthur, 2012). By creating your own philosophy that focuses on your beliefs and values the opportunity to adjust and improve your teaching methods becomes achievable and easier because there is a clear vision on what you think is important. In order for early childhood educators to create a reasonable philosophy, knowledge about effective pedagogies and the responsibilities of a professional educator, is a must. It is also important to be aware and understand how young children learn and behave.
Early childhood centres are the first schooling environment for young children. A teachers ability to create a safe and encouraging learning environment strongly relies on the teacher’s philosophy. I believe that recognising and understanding the diversity within the classroom is paramount to enriching the students learning. As children interact and partake in everyday experiences with their own families and communities, they gain their own funds of knowledge about the world around them, which they bring with them to the classroom. Therefore, it is important to include each child’s funds of knowledge in the classroom so that no one feels marginalized (Arthur, 2012). The concepts of Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia (EYLF) (DEEWR, 2009) and My Time, Our Place: Framework for School Aged Care in…

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