The Annual of research on early childhood Volume 32
2010-12-01 発行

飼育活動における幼児の生物に関する学びと保育者の役割 : 幼稚園でのカブトムシの飼育事例から

A description of the biotic learning in children and the role of teacher at the breeding activity : consideration to the case about the breeding of beetles at kindergarten
Tada, Yukiko
Ota, Noriko
Inoue, Satoko
The purpose of this study is to describe the young children's learning of a living thing and the role of their teacher at a breeding activity. We focused on 6-year-olds at kindergarten, participated in the breeding of beetles. In our observation, children interacted with beetles, having intellectual curiosity, and gained new biological knowledge about them. In addition, they seemed to regard the beetles as creatures which had minds like human beings, but it was hard for them to be sympathetic to the beetles at all times. A teacher gave the children some clues for their intellectual findings, and admonished them to care the beetles more gently. These findings indicate that the teacher played a role to keep the balance of children's learning between natural science and bioethics at breeding.
breeding activity
children at kindergarten
the role of a teacher
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