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Creating positive peer relationships: teaching for social competency

Slee, June (2012). Creating positive peer relationships: teaching for social competency. In: Early Childhood Australia National Conference, Canberra, A.C.T., 3-6 October 2008.

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IRMA ID 81144320xPUB4
Author Slee, June
Title Creating positive peer relationships: teaching for social competency
Conference Name Early Childhood Australia National Conference
Conference Location Canberra, A.C.T.
Conference Dates 3-6 October 2008
Conference Publication Title No published conference proceedings available to for this conference paper
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Early Childhood Australia
Publication Year 2012
HERDC Category E2 - Conference Publication - Full written paper, non refereed proceedings (internal)
Abstract Although early childhood professionals have an essential role in creating positive peer relationships among the children they teach, this role is often overlooked. Harmonious peer relationships provide the basis for developing social and emotional well-being and augmenting the learning process. Early childhood learning environments should reflect a society which values interdependency and co-operation, and in which children can experience co-operative group activities that introduce and guide the development of social skills. These interactions develop social competencies in children which in turn, serve as lifelong social tools. Strategies to help educators build, maintain and monitor positive peer relationships are outlined with a case study illustrating the process of teaching for social competency.

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