Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Aspects of Theories
After reading Chapters 3 and 6 in your textbook and viewing the ECE 101 Theorist Gallery Tour, it is likely that a few theoretical models are of interest to you. In this discussion you will explain the two theoretical models you related the most with and tell how the theorists’ ideas align with your current beliefs about how children learn, grow, and develop. This will help as you work to understand who you are as an early childhood educator.
Theorists and Theories
Piaget: Theory of Cognitive Development
Vygotsky: Sociocultural Theory of Development
Gardner: Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Skinner: Operant Conditioning Theory
Bandura: Social Learning Theory
Freud: Psychosexual Theory of Development
Erikson: Theory of Psychosocial Development
Kohlberg: Theory of Moral Development
Initial post: Your initial post should include the following:
Describe the two theoretical models you connect with the most. Explain your thinking.
Summarize the models in your own words.
Explain specifically how/why each model aligns with your belief about how children learn, grow and develop.
Describe a real-life example for each theoretical model. For example, if you have seen a teacher provide scaffolding, explain what you saw and how it aligns with Vygotsky.
Guided Response: Read and respond to at least two of your peers’ posts who chose at least one different theoretical model than you did. In your responses, ask questions of your peer that will help you learn more about their choice or about how you might use this theoretical model in your work with children.