How do practitioners encourage children to participate in group activities

Through a small scale action research project critically examine the issues involved in working successfully with groups of children. This should include reflections of your practice and you critically explore recommendations for your future planning. The content should include theoritical perspectivies and practical implications including an evaluation of : The ways in which children learn and develop group interactive skills, how sessions are planned and amanaged, how assessment strategies are used to progress childrens learning. In the research i will plan a session where i observe a teacher carry out a planned group activity,i will observe her strategy, how she involves children who are not willing to participate, how she caters for individualised learning. if you could include this within your writing i would be grateful. I will upload some questionaires that i carried out with different practioners to find out the strategies they use when involved in the delivery of group activities.Please include about childrens learning styles, how can you incoporate what you learned into your future performance.Talk about the different curriculum around the world, for example, the TE whariki curriclum in New Zealand, the High Scope curriculum, the steiner arach and the new early Years Foundation Stage, how is this new curriculum linked to the TE Whariki curriculum.look at adult interaction strategy, group work and the foundation stage curriculum.

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