Pioneers: Jerome Bruner and Lilian Katz
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Here, we look at the work of two educators whose influence is reflected in the resurgence of putting the needs of the child at the heart of early years provision.
- Bruner directed the Oxford pre-school project, where he was involved in researching, and writing about, the role of play in culture and development
- He believed that every child can grow into an effective adult if our provision respects them as unique individuals, autonomous in their learning
- Katz’s writing, research and promotion of effective practice in early childhood care and education has been influential at an international level
- She believes that pedagogical practices are appropriate if they address all four categories of learning goals: Knowledge; skills; dispositions; and feelings
Note: This article was first published in the July 2008 issue of eye
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