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Study the conifers in kindergarten

Barbara Majcen (2012) Study the conifers in kindergarten. Diploma work.

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    The diploma titled »Study the conifers in kindergarten« presents how children, aged 5 to 6 learn how to precisely observe and get to know the organisms with the use of different senses, how to use the simplified biological key to define organisms and to get to know the diversity and variety of nature. In the theoretical part of this paper the constructivist approach to the teaching of the primary nature sciences is presented, including the connection with the characteristics of the development and abilities of children aged 5 to 6 and the role of adults in the given context. On the basis of the findings from all these areas the activities for the practical work and play in the kindergarten are formed. All the activities are presented in the practical part of this paper. The results, gathered at the end of the studying project show, that the kindergarten children aged 5 to 6 are able to get to know and explore also complex concepts such as the conifers - but taken in the consideration that it has to include the activities from social sciences and other areas adapted to their age and abilities. By learning about organisms in the new, playful and interesting way, children gete ven closer contact with the nature. They get to know and feel its diversity and variety and it also gives them a chance and opportunity to frequently go and move in the nature which consequently creates the base for the ecological awareness.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma work)
    Keywords: preschool children, primary natural science, the learning through play with different senses, precise observation, classifying, simplified biological key, the conifers, consctructive way of teaching natural science
    Number of Pages: 114
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Barbara BajdMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=9549129)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 1272
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 12:30
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2013 12:30
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/1272

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