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Lesson Plans

age appro. abstract concepts

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robert L. Snyder (rsnyder)
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 14:40:08 -0500 (EST)

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Dear Diane Gregory:

I'm grateful for your 'well put' comments to LH and others re:
chilren's 'readiness' for abstract concepts/themes in art classes. I agree
with you that students (particularly at early adolescence age and under
[say under 12 or 13] shouldn't be 'taught to' as we would high school age
or college students.

I think some are so overly concerned or worried about teaching 'down'
to students that they have taught 'over their heads', so to speak, putting
aside previous research and knowledge concerning child growth and
development and their (children's) cognitive dev. that they (teachers) had
learned about (hopefully) during their Human
Dev. & Child Growth education classes: {Erickson, Piaget, Maslow,
Gardner, Bruner,}

-R. Snyder, Univ. MD

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