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Exploring and playing with different materials in the first age group

Klavdija Oberstar (2014) Exploring and playing with different materials in the first age group. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    My thesis revolves around children's exploration and functioning in their environment. In the theoretical part of the thesis I presented developmental characteristics of children in the first age group, the meaning of active learning in the preschool period, the role of an adult and the fundamental knowledge of different materials (paper, cardboard, wood, artificial mass and textile). In the empirical part I carried out an open-ended research. I attempted to establish the ways in which the children of the first age group explore different materials and gather experience by offering them diverse materials. I concluded that children develop a rich symbolic play with the materials. They are very curious and resourceful. The children were gathering new knowledge and also developing their ability to cooperate in exploring and solving problem situations. I checked the children's knowledge of materials before and after the activities. I carefully examined the gathered pieces of information and noticed that the children have improved their knowledge in this area. I believe we need to offer the children as many similar activities as possible so they can work towards their own solution. By doing so, they will also expand their horizons.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: preschool child, active learning, different materials
    Number of Pages: 40
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    pred. Matjaž JaklinMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=10029641)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 2103
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2014 10:54
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 10:54
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2103

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