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What Can Early Childhood Education And Care Settings Teach Us About Skills For The 21st Century?, Dan Cloney, Kellie Picker Aug 2019

What Can Early Childhood Education And Care Settings Teach Us About Skills For The 21st Century?, Dan Cloney, Kellie Picker

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings are naturally oriented towards promoting 21st century skills. This can be seen in Australia, where learning is defined as the development of identity, social and emotional skills, problem-solving, and communication skills. A 21st century orientation is also seen in the playbased pedagogies implemented in ECEC settings. A gap, however, exists in the ability of the ECEC sector to communicate its successes. This gap relates to the lack of measurement tools to quantify the quality of the adult–child interactions in ECEC settings, and children’s growth in these 21 century skills and abilities ...


Negotiation Strategies To Support Misbehaving Kindergarten Children: The ‘Deal’ Strategy, Mariana Boules Aug 2019

Negotiation Strategies To Support Misbehaving Kindergarten Children: The ‘Deal’ Strategy, Mariana Boules

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

This presentation reports on a strategy implemented at a kindergarten to negotiate behavioural changes with children while developing an attitude of personal accountability for progressing the kindergarten program. The method used involved the child being asked their favourite fruit, the name of which is then used as a code for a deal on a behavioural change.


Beware The Cat In The Hat: How Children's Literature Is The Modern Form Of Segregation, Lucy Kebler Jun 2019

Beware The Cat In The Hat: How Children's Literature Is The Modern Form Of Segregation, Lucy Kebler

Celebration of Learning

Every person grows up exposed to children’s literature. Unfortunately, much of the children’s literature that is published is racially discriminatory, historically inaccurate, blatantly offensive, or pure propaganda. The research for this presentation began in Augustana College’s library and has transitioned to a much broader space: The Saint Louis Country Library. Through this research, it has become obvious that diverse literature is hard to find and is often marketed as only readable for those in the minority race depicted. Many libraries mark literature that contains African Americans, as to help “guide” readers in their selections. Books labeled in ...


Bringing Stem Resources To Underprivileged Students, Ethan Haque '21, Juan Chiu '21, Natalie Oliven '21, Delicia Chen '21 May 2019

Bringing Stem Resources To Underprivileged Students, Ethan Haque '21, Juan Chiu '21, Natalie Oliven '21, Delicia Chen '21

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

The Goal of our project is to address the lack of STEM education in lower-income communities caused by a lack of fun and easy to use resources. These centers will contain resources such as fun stem projects and workbooks that allow students to enjoy learning essential STEM-related topics. We intend to do this by implementing Little Stem Centers in school libraries and community centers. That benefit most of our potential partners as our solution provides a low-cost solution to stem materials that can be replenished and repaired easily using commonly found recyclables. The product will be sold to local school ...


A Comparison Of Early Childhood Education In Powell/Dublin, Ohio: Pedagogical And Literacy Practices, Kelly Coffyn Apr 2019

A Comparison Of Early Childhood Education In Powell/Dublin, Ohio: Pedagogical And Literacy Practices, Kelly Coffyn

Student Symposium

The research project examined exemplary preschool literacy practices in the United States. Governmental policy now prioritizes the accessibility of preschool education more so than ever before. This investment influences teaching strategies and classroom environment so more can provide high quality education. The United States preschool education system has many standards and expectations for how the classroom should look and function for literacy development. The Ohio Content Standards of Early Learning and Development gives guidelines outlining what is to be taught in a preschool classroom. The standards are research-based and provide clarity on how the strategies analyzed enhance student’s literacy ...


Leveraging Dl Parent's Knowledge: Parents As Partners In Waiting, Merida Acosta, Socorro Herrera Apr 2019

Leveraging Dl Parent's Knowledge: Parents As Partners In Waiting, Merida Acosta, Socorro Herrera

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

This study explored the perspective on dual language programs of parents of bilingual children. A survey was conducted to answer the following research question: What are the implications of parent perspectives of language within a preschool setting? Our focus was trying to find what the parental point of view and knowledge was on dual language programs. The survey was taken through an urban center that aims to improve their community for people of diverse ethnic backgrounds in the Midwest, with an emphasis on the Latino community. This helps us have an authentic and first-hand insight on the impact of dual ...


The Importance Of Advocating For Lgbtq+ Youth In Schools And The Community., Stefanie N. Hassing Mar 2019

The Importance Of Advocating For Lgbtq+ Youth In Schools And The Community., Stefanie N. Hassing

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation is aimed to provide professionals who work with children, including educators, administrators, counselors, and adult volunteers, information regarding the increased risks and needs for the LGBT+ population between the ages of 10-19 and how to advocate for them within community and school settings.


Visual Arts In An Elementary School Classroom, Kathryn O'Connor Mar 2019

Visual Arts In An Elementary School Classroom, Kathryn O'Connor

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

It is more common nowadays to see a classroom lacking in any creative outlet for their students. Even at such a young, fundamental age funding has stood in the way of introducing the necessities the visual arts gift to students beginning at the age of four or five. With such a heavy push in the direction of academics such as math and reading the concept of imagination has been overpowered by multiplication and division and adjectives and verbs. With an increased fight by educators to promote the arts in their classrooms the benefits speak for themselves. When housing a creativity ...


Summer Camp And Experiential Learning – A Qualitative Study Exploring The Perspectives Of Selected Participants, Living In Poverty, While Attending A Sleep-Away Summer Camp In Northern Minnesota, Mary Achelpohl Mar 2019

Summer Camp And Experiential Learning – A Qualitative Study Exploring The Perspectives Of Selected Participants, Living In Poverty, While Attending A Sleep-Away Summer Camp In Northern Minnesota, Mary Achelpohl

Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Summer breaks vary in length and depth of experiences for many children and families. The summer learning gap has been widely researched as problematic to the cognitive, social, and emotional development for many children, especially children living in poverty. At the same time, best practices in summer learning initiatives have a narrow research scope. This qualitative phenomenological research study explores participants’ perceptions of their time at a sleep-away summer camp in Northern Minnesota. All participants were living in poverty during their time at summer camp. A major focus will examine summer learning opportunities and the importance of creating experiences for ...


Hands Of The Future, Inc.: Connecting Youth With Nature, Amee Waltman, Rebecca Busse Dec 2018

Hands Of The Future, Inc.: Connecting Youth With Nature, Amee Waltman, Rebecca Busse

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit: Connecting Through Listening & Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Library Sprouts: Cultivating Innovative Partnerships For Early Learning, Mary Jane Eisenhauer Dec 2018

Library Sprouts: Cultivating Innovative Partnerships For Early Learning, Mary Jane Eisenhauer

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit: Connecting Through Listening & Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, Bonnie L. Murphy Nov 2018

The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, Bonnie L. Murphy

Shared Knowledge Conference

Based on a review of research and best practices in mental health awareness and skills, this inquiry project argues for state legislative policies that would require mental health awareness and skills in the K-12 curriculum. Mental health affects individual accomplishments in every stage of people’s lives beginning in early childhood and throughout the life cycle. Prevention and treatment of mental illness plays a key role in the ability of an individual to cope with loss and develop resiliency and perseverance in challenging times and to make better decisions that improve the individual’s life and the lives of those ...


Social Interventions For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review Of Research, Lauren E. Weiss Nov 2018

Social Interventions For Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review Of Research, Lauren E. Weiss

Shared Knowledge Conference

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) face a variety of barriers in social, communicative, and behavioral functioning. In particular, children with ASD have deficits in social behavior that decrease opportunities to socialize and develop peer relationships (Kroeger, Schultz, & Newsom, 2006). A child’s early development of social skills has been linked to successful school adjustment and academic achievement while preschoolers with poor social behavior experience peer rejection, low academic achievement, and behavior problems (McClelland & Morrison, 2003). I conducted a systematic review of research on interventions that provided positive social outcomes for young children with ASD. Results from this study exposed ...


Head Start And Internalizing/Externalizing Behaviors, Camila Ferreira Nov 2018

Head Start And Internalizing/Externalizing Behaviors, Camila Ferreira

Scholars Week

Children who attend Head Start program are impacted in externalizing/internalizing behaviors, and many other areas. The abstract explains how the study analyzes these impacts, and how temperament and parental involvement also play a role in behaviors.


Using Measures Of Quality To Improve The Learning Outcomes Of All Children, Dan Cloney Aug 2018

Using Measures Of Quality To Improve The Learning Outcomes Of All Children, Dan Cloney

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

There is compelling evidence that high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs can act to narrow achievement gaps attributed to social inequality. This evidence is typically observed in model programs, designed by experts and offered to vulnerable families outside the market. In everyday settings, where market forces may price families out of certain programs or poor local availability may preclude attendance, ECEC programs do not appear to deliver these significant gains or close these gaps. There is a need to continually improve quality in all ECEC settings to deliver on the potential of early education. It is unclear, however ...


Desarrollo Del Lenguaje Y El Pensamiento Utilizando La Literatura Infantil, Maria Ximena Barrera, Carmen Medrano May 2018

Desarrollo Del Lenguaje Y El Pensamiento Utilizando La Literatura Infantil, Maria Ximena Barrera, Carmen Medrano

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Sin lugar a dudas, el lenguaje juega un papel definitivo para fomentar el desarrollo del pensamiento en los niños. Este proceso es fundamental en los primeros tres años de vida. Por esta razón, se ha llevado a cabo una investigación que promueve un cambio en la forma en que las maestras diseñan oportunidades de aprendizaje para sus niños, al tiempo que fomentan el desarrollo del lenguaje receptivo y expresivo en conexión con el desarrollo del pensamiento. Con este propósito, se utilizan libros infantiles de alta calidad literaria para inspirar no solo el interés de las maestras sino también el de ...


La Sección De Preescolar Del Colegio Espíritu Santo En Villavicencio Un Lugar Para Desarrollar La Conciencia Global De Una Manera Divertida., Ximena Gafaro Mrs, Diana Carolina Zapata Miss, Adriana Marcela Pardo Mrs May 2018

La Sección De Preescolar Del Colegio Espíritu Santo En Villavicencio Un Lugar Para Desarrollar La Conciencia Global De Una Manera Divertida., Ximena Gafaro Mrs, Diana Carolina Zapata Miss, Adriana Marcela Pardo Mrs

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

LA PINEJA Reggiana es la sección de preescolar del Colegio Espíritu Santo; una institución en Villavicencio Meta, Colombia con 38 años de fundada que atiende una población de 800 estudiantes desde preescolar a grado 11. Está ubicada en una granja en un entorno natural exuberante de 72.000 yardas cuadradas, a 15 minutos de la ciudad. Desde 2011, ha desarrollado un proyecto pedagógico inspirado en la Propuesta Pedagógica de Reggio Emilia , utilizando el Pensamiento Visible para promover las habilidades de pensamiento crítico y creativo. Este Jardín Infantil está ofreciendo un entorno natural para la indagación que promueve proyectos que desarrollan ...


Origen: Las Formas De Pensamiento Epistemologico En La Primera Infancia, Confrontaciones Con La Educación De La Instrucción., Tulia Gomez, Juan Carlos Melo, Laura Maria Crump May 2018

Origen: Las Formas De Pensamiento Epistemologico En La Primera Infancia, Confrontaciones Con La Educación De La Instrucción., Tulia Gomez, Juan Carlos Melo, Laura Maria Crump

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

La educación contemporánea busca modelos activos cercanos entre el pensamiento y la acción; aún sentimos que entre los antiguos y nuevos enfoques (casi siempre teóricos) existe una brecha de comprensión que debemos reelaborar partiendo de los elementos esenciales de la naturaleza emocional, corporal y de pensamiento de los niños, su impacto existencial, ritual-social y global que abordaremos como centro del taller.


Playful Thinking In Action: Tools For Cultivating Children's Thinking, Carol Mcguinness May 2018

Playful Thinking In Action: Tools For Cultivating Children's Thinking, Carol Mcguinness

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

The importance of play for children’s development is widely recognised. Nevertheless, the quality of play in early years classrooms can be problematic, often lacking in richness, challenge and adventure, with teachers not being clear what their role in play should be – if any.

This interactive workshop will explore a set of ‘tools’ that focuses on how early years teachers can advance” thinking challenges” through play while at the same time maintaining children’s interest and curiosity. Practical examples of these tools, e.g., using thinking vocabulary, engaging in dialogic exchanges, and using thinking organisers playfully, will be illustrated, and ...


From Head To Head Or Heads Together? Cultivating Information Literacy In Early Childhood, Marilyn Way, Kerry Boland May 2018

From Head To Head Or Heads Together? Cultivating Information Literacy In Early Childhood, Marilyn Way, Kerry Boland

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

From Head to Head or Heads Together? offers an interactive workshop sharing effective evidence-based pedagogical approaches to Information Literacy (IL) in the early years, particularly in redressing disadvantage. IL skills are 21st Century skills needed by children and families to ensure inequities are challenged. Being able to find, evaluate and apply information for personal benefit is a key attribute in today's knowledge economy. IL goes beyond developing functional skills to creating attributes that enable lifelong learning. However, simply having access to digital technologies and online resources does not always equate to developing these attributes.

The 2015 Australian Early ...


Outdoor Learning - Growing The Mindset A Global Perspective On Promoting Advantage For All Children Through The Use Of The Outdoors To Redress Vulnerability, Marilyn Way, Kerry Boland, Ragnhild Isachsen May 2018

Outdoor Learning - Growing The Mindset A Global Perspective On Promoting Advantage For All Children Through The Use Of The Outdoors To Redress Vulnerability, Marilyn Way, Kerry Boland, Ragnhild Isachsen

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Outdoor learning – growing the mindset offers a global perspective on promoting advantage for all children through the use of the outdoors to redress social / emotional vulnerability, particularly with children who are on the autism spectrum. The outdoors provides a range of adapted learning environments for all students to experience success. The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) for Australia and Age Appropriate Pedagogies (AAP) for school age children underpinned our work and is transferrable across different contexts for children of all ages.

Our early childhood and outside school hours centre is fortunate to have an outdoor learning environment complete with mud ...


Using Critical Literacy In Early Childhood, Paula Renata Castillo, Paola Nascira Ramia May 2018

Using Critical Literacy In Early Childhood, Paula Renata Castillo, Paola Nascira Ramia

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

The objective of this workshop is to guide participants to reflect about how their beliefs related to social justice and critical literacy influence their actual teaching practices as early childhood educators. The second purpose is to support participants with the creation of a plan to include critical literacy as part of their teaching practices in their classrooms. An essential goal of early childhood education should be to support young children to become aware of inequalities in society and to question the stereotypes that they have been exposed to while growing up. These goals can be reached by using children´s ...


Trash To Treasure, Kim Rizio, Brooke Fatima Yubero, Defne Timurkan, Corey Gildersleeve May 2018

Trash To Treasure, Kim Rizio, Brooke Fatima Yubero, Defne Timurkan, Corey Gildersleeve

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Based on research of the “Children Are Citizens” initiative from Project Zero at Harvard University, the Trash to Treasure project will engage and capacitate our preschoolers and lower elementary students to be agents of change in our local community. This interdisciplinary project will bring attention to an important environmental issue within our community. Plastic pollution will be transformed into an interactive exhibit and lead our students from bystanders to advocates. Community-wide beach clean-ups will provide students with the trash to create an original multi-media piece that incorporates movement to engage and communicate our message. The installation of the piece in ...


Desafíos En La Primera Infancia, Cultura De Pensamiento En La Era Post-Digital, Darío Alvarez Klar, Susana Giambruni, Carla Curto, Agustina Cruz Funes, Gabriela Pandiello May 2018

Desafíos En La Primera Infancia, Cultura De Pensamiento En La Era Post-Digital, Darío Alvarez Klar, Susana Giambruni, Carla Curto, Agustina Cruz Funes, Gabriela Pandiello

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

El trabajo se basa en describir el impacto del trabajo dentro de una cultura de pensamiento desde la temprana edad en el marco del proyecto de programación y robótica.


Entornos Estratégicos Formando Hoy Las Grandes Mentes De Mañana, Maria Sol Volman Sol Volman May 2018

Entornos Estratégicos Formando Hoy Las Grandes Mentes De Mañana, Maria Sol Volman Sol Volman

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Los espacios que nos rodean influyen en nuestro ánimo, en nuestras decisiones, comportamientos y valores.
Si, además, esos espacios del entorno son espacios educativos, en una edad tan temprana como la primera infancia, con su plasticidad neuronal, estos entornos deben estar cuidadosa y estratégicamente planificados por el docente para formar en ellos el espíritu de aprender.
El entorno es el espacio de trabajo significativo, sustentado por las fuerzas culturales en las que se basa esta investigación. Las 8 fuerzas culturales le dan forma a la cultura, y son las fuerzas que se ponen en movimiento para crear esta Cultura de ...


Rethinking Child Behaviour As A Neurophysiological Phenomenon, Angie M. Rosati Ms May 2018

Rethinking Child Behaviour As A Neurophysiological Phenomenon, Angie M. Rosati Ms

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

How can recent findings from the field of neuroscience regarding the neurophysiological roots of child behaviour be leveraged to inform our efforts to promote emotionally supportive relationships and ultimately student learning in the early years? First, we might train early educators to utilize these neurophysiological findings to rethink child behavior, a key variable in the student-teacher relationship. Second, we might train educators to rethink the importance of emotionally supportive relationships from this same neurophysiological lens.The need to rethink child behavior and student teacher relationships is more critical now than ever before. The rise in educator reported challenging behavior and ...


Un Mundo Por Comprender...Cultivando Mentalidades Para Ciudadanos Globales En La Primera Infancia, Maria L. Cabezas Mlc, Silvina Ziccarelli Msz May 2018

Un Mundo Por Comprender...Cultivando Mentalidades Para Ciudadanos Globales En La Primera Infancia, Maria L. Cabezas Mlc, Silvina Ziccarelli Msz

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Alineados al Proyecto Cero de la Universidad de Harvard y a la Red Latitud Nodo Sur nos embarcamos en generar un proyecto institucional, basándonos en el Programa de Pensamiento Visible y en el marco de la Enseñanza para la Comprensión. Planteamos desde la primera infancia la formación de nuestros alumnos en aptitudes que les permiten el desarrollo en el mundo, enfocándonos principalmente en el desarrollo de la competencia global como punto de partida.

Generamos una propuesta, para el nivel inicial, en la cual pudimos desplegar estrategias concretas fomentando la creatividad y la innovación, para que resuelvan problemas globales actuales y ...


Learning To Think...Thinking To Learn, James C. Dean Mr., Julie Pfeiffer, Nancy Famulari, Julia Connett, Briana Kaparis May 2018

Learning To Think...Thinking To Learn, James C. Dean Mr., Julie Pfeiffer, Nancy Famulari, Julia Connett, Briana Kaparis

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

How do you create a systemic school culture of THINKING? In this interactive presentation learn how 3 Miami-Dade schools are using a set of consistent visual tools to teach critical, creative THINKING and communication to all learners. This session will capitalize on connecting the visuals to the latest brain research and its implications on the developmental needs of PreK-Adult learners. Examples of practice will be highlighted by these schools.


Crear Cultura A Través De La Educación: El Rol La Familia Como Agente Clave Para Efectivizar El Cambio, Andrea Bensadon Ab, Silvina Ziccarelli Msz, María L. Cabezas Mlc May 2018

Crear Cultura A Través De La Educación: El Rol La Familia Como Agente Clave Para Efectivizar El Cambio, Andrea Bensadon Ab, Silvina Ziccarelli Msz, María L. Cabezas Mlc

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Crear cultura a través de la educación es como una de nuestras principales metas. Tenemos el firme propósito de potenciar en todos los actores, alumnos, docentes, familias, las capacidades para aprender y actuar con éxito en el mundo real, transformándonos en una comunidad de aprendizaje.

Entendiendo la institución educativa como un sistema de relaciones, en el cual la familia cumple un rol fundamental de complementariedad, hemos diseñado experiencias que las integran en este proceso, con un doble propósito:

  • Dar a conocer la propuesta pedagógica, dado que se trata de generaciones que son formadas bajo un modelo tradicional de educación, brindándoles ...


Building A School And Community For A New World, Sylvia De Armas, Claudia Carmona May 2018

Building A School And Community For A New World, Sylvia De Armas, Claudia Carmona

ICOT 18 - International Conference on Thinking - Cultivating Mindsets for Global Citizens

Bottega Child has dedicated their research to identify systems that supports teachers and children’s disposition of thinking and understanding across disciplines. Our school research question falls in line with; How do we foster dispositions that support thoughtful learning and understanding across disciplines? Bottega is a school that serves children between the ages of 14 months to five years old. When our school was founded in 2013 we identified a clear research question; what were the implications behind creating a school that fosters the values, culture and systems that support;

a) A culture of respect for our students.

b) To ...