The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy and pedagogy focused on preschool and primary education. This approach is a student-centered and constructivist self-guided curriculum that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments.

Jerome Bruner’s Theory of Learning – A major theme in the theoretical framework of Bruner is that learning is an active process in which learners construct new ideas or concepts based upon their current/past knowledge. The instructor and student should engage in an active dialog (i.e., socratic learning).

Vygotsky’s theory (ZPD) supports three principles of learning:

  1. Presence of someone more knowledgeable than the learner.
  2. Social actions with an Educator with whom the learner can observe and practice their skills.
  3. Supportive activities led by the Educator (Scaffolding).

The zone of proximal development, is best understood as the zone of the closest, most immediate psychological development of learners that includes a wide range of their emotional, cognitive, and volitional psychological processes.

The Montessori approach five principles of learning are;

  1. Respect for the Child
  2. The Absorbent Mind.
  3. Sensitive Periods.
  4. The Prepared Environment.
  5. Auto education.

The Montessori approach – Dr Maria Montessori developed the key concepts to the Montessori approach in the early 1900s which consider children’s sensitivity to language, movement, order and sensory input at specific developmental stages. The Montessori approach is also associated with the term “Prepared Environment” which encourages child-centred learning in an environment where Educators prepare materials and activities based on a child’s interest and development.

The Piaget’s theory of constructivism impacts the learning curriculum because teachers have to make a curriculum plan which enhances their students’ logical and conceptual growth. Piaget’s theory of constructivism argues that people produce knowledge and form meaning based upon their experiences.

Twisty Tails believe children come with no predispositions. We guide them with our hands-on approach to extend their capabilities, development, motivations, purpose, and agency.

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