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It is important that children are learning all the time they are growing; this is so they can learn how to develop key skills within their life. I have heard of three main models of learning, each with a series of practitioners which I will show below wit

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Unit 7, Task 1. Theory Practitioners. It is important that children are learning all the time they are growing; this is so they can learn how to develop key skills within their life. I have heard of three main models of learning, each with a series of practitioners which I will show below with examples and references explaining those examples. 1. The Transmission model:- (Nurture) The transmission model of learning is one where adults keep an eye on the situations and determine what learning takes place. This is due to the direct involvement that adults have in the child's life therefore controlling the learning process. This model can create a passive personality and create in the end an unlikeness to try out new experiences due to the fear of failing. 1 In this model, there are two main theorists: Ian Pavlov and B. F. Skinner. Each had a view on the way that children were conditioned through there learning. Pavlov was most famed for his experiment showing classical conditioning that he had shown using dogs. He had used a neutral object i.e. a bell to create a response when it was pared with a stimulus i.e. food. He therefore conditioned his dogs by stimulating them with the bell before they were fed. They then salivate at the food but after a period, they then salivate at the sound of the bell. This explains the classical conditioning as it is learning from experience. ...read more.

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This model is still in favour today and underpins many curricular developments. This method also combines elements of the transmission model with its views of a child as an empty vessel and the laissez-faire model with its suggestion of learning is pre-programmed. This model is the one that you are most probably going to encounter in early years settings.8 This model of learning has three main practitioners: Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner. Jean Piaget believed in a process of learning, these were; Assimilation, Accommodation, Equilibrium and Adaptation which supported his idea that children learned by doing. An example of this idea would be a child putting a doll into a pram. Through trying different positions and sizes dolls, the child would then realise either which would be the best way to seat the doll or what size through the process of elimination that occurs in the child's mind. 9 Piaget's processes of learning: * Assimilation (take in and understand fully): In assimilation, new information is taken in which fits the child's existing understanding, i. e. the child's pram, baby and the knowledge that the baby can go in the pram. * Accommodation (adapting or adjusting): During accommodation, information is modified and adapted to account for new experiences and knowledge i. e. if the baby is too big for the pram they would try to fit the baby in other angles etc. * Equilibrium (opposing forces are balanced): The balance of existing knowledge and new concepts as the child makes sense of its environment. ...read more.

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able to survive or cope in the modern world.15 Parents may feel that sometimes things that are developed within a child's learning may come naturally to them, for example a child learning to play a piano, for some it is natural using the music keys, however, some children would find it a lot harder to understand, but through practise they can achieve that goal. Conclusion: Overall, each of the theories that have been tested would all work therefore in the nature/nurture debate I would have to say both is required. These are because everyone is individuals and are different to another that one method may work for one child whereas another would be better for the other. 1 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 319. 2 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 319 3 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 318 4 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 319 5 Presentation from classmate Nadia on Chomsky. 6 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 320. 7 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 318 8 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 320 9 Squire, G. ed., 2007. Children's care learning and development. 10 Squire book 2007. 11 Presentation by Sophie on Vygotsky. 12 Children care learning and development by Sandy Green page 323. 13 Children's care learning and development by Sandy Green page 318. 14 Gill Squire page 253. 15 Nicole Jennings and Squire book 2007. Charlotte Brown ...read more.

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