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Title AUTONOMOUS LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN

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AUTONOMOUS LEARNING IN YOUNG CHILDREN This project aims to investigate young children's development of self-reliant ways of dealing with problems & difficulties. Four nursery teachers worked in their nursery classes, encouraging and at the same time trying to identify cases of young children’s self-regulation and independence in different areas, such as: Physical, Personal, Social and Cognitive. They also investigated the strategies used by children for dealing with problems and difficulties, such as self-help, peer seeking and adult help. Cases of self independent learning were identified and recorded (and video recorded where possible) giving evidence that even preschool children (3-4 year- olds) do have the ability of self-regulation as in cases when they provoke ideas, solve problem and conflicts, make thoughtful decisions, become decision makers, plan, initiate and reflect on work chosen by themselves. Finally, children were found to work effectively individually, with other children, and with adults and generally initiate their own learning.

Primary author
Eleonora Louca

Email
eleonoralouca@cytanet.com.cy