The Diploma explains, describes and evaluates project of creating stimulative educational environment with assistance of non constructive materials and objects from the nature in group from 2 to 3 years old children.
My Master Thesis is composed of theoretical and empiric part.
In theoretical part I have represented fundamentals and basics of educational, learning processes. In this segment I have included chapters: Active learning and the educators role in creating of active learning environment, development planning process, learning and playing in preschool period.
In empirical part I have presented, introduced research project (practical example) in which I have offered to our children various nature materials (materials from nature). I have showed, proved, presented how important, crucial is teacher role in planning and documenting process. I have researched what kind educational challenges will bring to children while playing with natural materials. I wanted to establish how the youngest children explore and gain experiences by playing with natural materials. Its very significant, important, crucial in this approach that children are active participants in question educational process (in the process of learning). The materials give to children different options of learning and playing with various natural materials. The educator provides, ensures chances, possibilities for numerous activities and we must provide materials. We support children, their game is closely monitoring. Based on observations we raise new challenges for the children. We support children. Their game is closely monitoring and based on observations we raise new challenges for the children.
Through project I have established the development of children’s imagination. Children were playing individually, in pairs, in groups, have strengthened their imagination talked more, and there were less conflict. We have implemented the goals in all areas of the curriculum.