When children have opportunities to play with ideas in different situations and with a variety of resources, they discover connections and come to new and better understandings and ways of doing things. Adult support in this process enhances their ability to think critically and ask questions.
Stop and Reflect:
Use this document to reflect on the statements below:
Use the effective practice section to think about your own practice and identify areas you could improve
- Use the reflecting on practice section to think about how each child’s development can be supported through their experiences
- Use the challenges and dilemmas section and think about how you might overcome them. https://1drv.ms/b/s!App0hvSdYs8rgdht6yH0ga_ofVtTyQ?e=vNlz5M
Read: Conceptualising progression in the pedagogy of play and sustained shared thinking in early childhood education : a Vygotskian perspective
Read this paper about Sustained Shared Thinking. https://1drv.ms/b/s!App0hvSdYs8rgdh45oOkpTzDdzB5Fg?e=vtX4kM Consider:
- What do the different theorists believe about Sustained Shared Thinking?
- What are some of the techniques used in Sustained Shared Thinking?