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21st Century Learning, Agency, Children, Children Behavior, Children´s agency, Early Education, Early Language Development, Education, Educational Skills, Educator, Learning, Self-Confidence / 15.02.2022

As adults we take it for granted that we have the ability to choose. But for children, they don’t always have the awareness that they have choices available to them.  Yet having agency, i.e. making choices based on active engagement in decision making, plays a vital role in developing a child’s self esteem as well as enabling their learning.  In this episode, we hear from Natalia Kucirkova, Professor of Early Childhood Education and Development about the role of children as independent agents of action.  “It is really about making sure that...

Adaptive Teaching, Bilingual, Classroom, Experimental Education, Identity, Learning, Motivation, Multilingualism, Research Fellow, School, Self-Confidence, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching / 14.09.2021

This episode has some discussion around bulimia and mental health issues. Listener discretion is advised. If you’re an educator keen to learn more about motivation and self esteem in children’s learning, don’t miss Eddie Brummelman, a researcher studying children's growing understanding of themselves as individuals, how children develop self-views, how these self-views shape mental health and educational outcomes, and how interventions that target self-views can help at-risk children flourish. “Self esteem shapes how children look at themselves, but also how they look at their social environment, but also how they...