Justify the ways in which you gave children encouragement to express themselves.

Topics: Observational learning, Abraham Maslow, Psychology Pages: 4 (1655 words) Published: November 28, 2013
Justify the ways in which you gave children encouragement to express themselves. You will need to go into detail on how and why the activities were effective and give specific examples relating to individual children. This will cover the distinction criteria D2. Makes sure you do not identify any child in your report to maintain confidentiality.

For confidentiality reasons I will name the children Clare, Molly and Mary, in my placement the children are allowed to express their feelings freely. In my classroom the children are all set different activities to do that allow them to express how they feel. Activities such as the home corner, painting or even circle time. Each of these activities shows how the children react and express how they are feeling. When children are in the home corner playing with the dolls, they can act out what their parents are doing at home. Sometimes it could be good but other times the children could act out an aggressive argument. Children could be re-acting what happens in the house or what they have seen in someone else house. Children seem to always copy what a parent or older sibling does and Albert Bandura showed this in his experiment. His experiment was called the bobo doll theory, Albert had done hundreds of studies but the bobo doll theory is the one that stands out amongst the others. Albert made a video on the bobo doll and in the video was a female student beating up the bobo doll. The student would hit and kick the bobo doll and would hit it with a tiny hammer and sit on it while calling it aggressive names. The video was showed to kindergartners and they were sent into the room with the bobo doll and tiny hammers. The children basically beat the day lights out of the doll by kicking, punching and hitting it with the tiny hammers. In other ways the children just imitated what they saw the student doing in the video. Albert then showed the children a video of the student caring and being nice to the doll and he sent...
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