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Schemes of Work

SECTION II METHODOLOGY

INTRODUCTION

Children are curious, active and learn spontaneously through play. The teacher should therefore apply approaches that are child centred, motivating and sustain interest. Children learn best through participatory activities and manipulation of play materials.

The teachers/caregivers role is to provide relevant, adequate, safe and age appropriate

play materials as well as a conducive learning environment that will enhance heuristic learning.

Through play and use of their senses, children discover new knowledge and expand their ideas as they explore and experiment with resources and their environment. This enhances holistic development.

DEFINITION OF TERMS Learning

Learning is acquisition of concepts, skills and attitudes that bring about a permanent change in observable behaviour.

Heuristic Learning

This is a method of learning that allows children to independently acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes as they interact with the environment.

Method

The word method refers to orderliness of thought and action. It is the techniques or arrangement of work fora particular field or subject. The term ‘method’, ‘technique’ and strategy are often used by teachers to mean ways of teaching. These words refer to different but related activities in the course of teaching.