What is an example of sustained shared thinking in early years?

What is an example of sustained shared thinking in early years?

Also any genuine discussions you have with the children when you are learning from one another and discussing in depth opinions, thoughts and ideas are examples of sustained shared thinking. Take time to listen and understand what the children are thinking, before jumping in with our own ideas.

What is sustained shared thinking early childhood?

Put more simply: sustained, shared thinking involves children and educators working together in conversations which provide opportunities to discuss and think about problems or challenges in a serious, extended way. There is a time and a place for both of these ‘passing conversations’.

How does Eyfs promote sustained shared thinking?

  1. Let children play with the ‘facts’
  2. Ask the right questions.
  3. Be ready to take the opportunity.
  4. Support practitioners with peer observations.
  5. Use it in a group.
  6. Try, try, and try again.
  7. Build your environment right.
  8. Understand the role of parents.

How educators can encourage children to participate in sustained interaction?

Clarify what they mean, sometimes asking open-ended questions “what if?” or “what next” that will encourage them to expand an idea. Expand on their answers and ideas. Encourage their curiosity by being curious yourself. Encourage them to ask questions.

What are the benefits of sustained shared thinking?

The EPPE study has shown us that facilitating sustained shared thinking opportunities broadens and deepens the learning that occurs including about others, their knowledge and their skills. Children become more capable in being actively involved in their own learning and that of others.

How does sustained shared thinking relate to scaffolding?

sustained shared thinking closely matches other theories, most notably Vygotsky’s idea of the zone of proximal development when a child moves forward in their learning through interacting with a more knowledgeable adult or child, and Bruner’s ideas about scaffolding children’s learning.

What does sustained shared thinking involve?

Sustained shared thinking has been described as “an episode in which two or more individuals work together in an intellectual way to solve a problem, clarify a concept, evaluate activities, extend a narrative etc.

What is sustained shared thinking activities?

What is sustained shared thinking? “to solve a problem, clarify a concept, evaluate an activity, extend a narrative etc. Both parties must contribute to the thinking and it must develop and extend the understanding.” It can happen between a child and a practitioner or between two children.

How do you promote sustained conversation?

Other strategies used in the High/Scope program that can help support sustained shared conversations include: Repeat/use children’s words – restate. Be active about introducing new and interesting words to children. Limit questioning – sometimes it makes children feel as if they are being • quizzed.

How is Vygotsky’s theory used in practice?

A contemporary educational application of Vygotsky’s theory is “reciprocal teaching,” used to improve students’ ability to learn from text. In this method, teachers and students collaborate in learning and practicing four key skills: summarizing, questioning, clarifying, and predicting.