Fostering Sensibility : Impressive Experiences in Early Childhood and Teachers' Role

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  • 幼児期の感性を育てる I : 幼児期の感動体験と教師の役割
  • 幼児期の感性を育てる(1)幼児期の感動体験と教師の役割
  • ヨウジキ ノ カンセイ オ ソダテル 1 ヨウジキ ノ カンドウ タイケン ト キョウシ ノ ヤクワリ

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Sensibility is defined as: 1) the capacity of sensory organ to develop perception or feeling in response to external stimuli; 2) experience stimulated and controlled by sensation. Emotion and impulse affected by sensation. In general, children attain developmental growth and cultivate rich emotion and motivation from actual daily experiences. Through the new, unusual, or enjoyable experiences, children gain the ability to sense things or matters in various occasions and learn to express their feelings. This ability to sense (sensibility) is built through a relationship with nature, materials, and people. It fosters aesthetic sensitivity and emotion and eventually becomes a big power to build an enriched life. Especially, in early childhood, children are easily influenced by daily experiences, and they express their feelings by using the fives senses. In other words, children can be deeply impressed by their daily experiences. Children's curiosity and inquisitiveness toward phenomena, animals, and plants around them will eventually cultivate their ability to think and raise motivation to gain knowledge and skills. This study highlights features of impressive expressions in early childhood and examines instructional strategies that foster rich sensibility.


  • 教育学論集

    教育学論集 (62), 89-108, 2011-01-31


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