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  • The Nature of Children's Interactions in a Mixed-age Setting: Research thesis

    "Since industrialisation, children have increasingly become educated in age-bands to facilitate manageability. The contemporary 21st century Western world further limits mixed-age interaction for young children, yet there is little concern expressed about educational segregation based on age...

    Tags: social competence, mixed-age settings, social interaction

  • Peer conflicts in the classroom

    This web article discusses conflict between peers, and looks at role, age and gender as well as implications for teachers.

    Tags: conflict, social interaction, social competence, pedagogy

  • Helping children play and learn together (PDF 576KB)

    Ostrosky and Meadan (Jan 2010) discuss how educators can promote and support social competence and prevent challenging behaviour, with specific strategies to aid the development of peer interaction skills. Carefully arranging the environment, focusing on children’s skills and strengths, ...

    Tags: social competence, social interaction,

  • Positive verbal environments (PDF 568KB)

    Setting the stage for young children’s social development Read Meece and Soderman's article (Sep 2010), which provides ideas for fostering social interaction skills in children. Adult participants in the early childhood setting create the verbal environment. Its components include words...

    Tags: social competence, social interaction,

  • Teaching children to name their feelings (PDF 588KB)

    This article by Emily Adams (May 2011) looks at the development of emotional literacy - understanding your own emotions as well as the emotions of those around you (CSEFEL, 2008) - and offers suggestions to expand children's emotional vocabulary - the words for emotions that children know.  ...

    Tags: social competence, social interaction,