E100 Tma 4

A positive enabling environment

Ethical statement
I confirm that for this assignment, I have made sure that I have abide to the ethical requirements published by the British Educational Research Association (BERA, 2011). I have done this by only using materials drawn from my setting which have been identified on my employer Permission Agreement Form.

Part 1
The sequence Lark centre (Lark Centre, DVD1, Block 2).reflects on the children’s learning within their own routine rather than a routine that is more of an adult led structured routine. Which can be observed during the commentary of the first part of the ( E100, DVD 1) at 02:35 were you can see how the practitioner is describing the childcare services provided at the centre and states that how “the child Is the centre of the nursery, you are there as a support to guide them through their daily routine’’. This reflects on the Louis Malagguzi theory of the Reggio Emilia system of Early Childhood Education which reflects on the beliefs that “society should nurture a vision of children that should act and think for themselves. (Miller, Devereux, Piaget-Smith and Soler, 2010, Pg84).

Behaviourism theory reflects onto children’s learning and development as a ‘conditioning’ and demonstrates a sense of belief that the development of a child is influenced by the environment (ST3, E100, p.93) this can be observed throughout the sequence where you can see how all the practitioners, not only the key person, build caring, positive and respectful relationships with the children. Through this you can see how the children feel safe and secure which will then go onto to enhancing their self-esteem and their ability to learn will increasingly improve through confidence. The Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) with the theory of Social constructivism. (ST4, E100 p.89) Vygotsky stated as he came to a conclusion that the community plays a very important role in the process of the children’s learning....