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Pedagogical foundations of language learning in early education


Author: Straistari-Lungu Cristina
Degree:doctor of pedagogics
Speciality: 13.00.01 - General Pedagogics
Year:2020
Scientific adviser: Stela Cemortan
doctor habilitat, professor, Institute of Education Sciences
Scientific consultant: Maria Hadârca
doctor, associate professor (docent), Institute of Education Sciences
Institution: The State University of Physical Education and Sports

Status

Term of presenting of the thesis 7 October, 2020

Abstract

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Thesis

CZU 373.2.016 (043.3)

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201 pages


Keywords

learning, early education, language, age optimal learning, linguistic and cultural diversity, child, teachers, educational conditions, design and development, system activities, French language curriculum for children from early age, early education institution

Summary

Thesis structure: introduction, three chapters, conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 195 titles, 11 annexes, 143 pages of basic text, 22 figures, 23 tables. The results were published in 20 scientific papers. Keywords: learning, early education, language, age optimal learning, linguistic and cultural diversity, child, teachers, educational conditions, design and development, system activities, French language curriculum for children from early age, early education institution.

The field of study: It refers to the general theory of education and addresses the introduction of language learning in early education.

The research goal: was to elaborate the theoretical and praxiological foundations for learning a foreign language in early childhood education, materialized in the Pedagogical Model of learning a foreign language in early education and their experimental validation in order to train the children of 6-7 years of language skills at Pre A1 level, to raise their awareness for linguistic diversity, awareness of interculturality and formation of a positive attitude towards other cultures.

Research objectives: examining educational policies and practices of national and international foreign language learning in early education stage; analysis and interpretation of pedagogical aspects regarding the optimal age for language learning; developing theoretical foundations for learning a foreign language at the stage of early education; establishing educational conditions necessary for learning a foreign language at an early age; developing pedagogical model for language learning in early childhood education; experimental validation of the pedagogical model and methodology of language learning in early childhood education; systematization, analysis and interpretation of experimental results, formulate general conclusions and practical recommendations on language learning in early education.

The scientific novelty and originality the results of the research are objectified by the following values: determining the theoretical and praxiological benchmarks of the learning of a foreign language by children aged 6-7 years; examining the psycho-pedagogical aspects regarding the optimal age of language learning; establishing the educational conditions necessary for the learning of a foreign language at the age of 6-7 years; elaboration of the Concept on LLSET, elaboration of the pedagogical Model and of the LLSET methodology; The curriculum as a tool for implementing the learning of a foreign language in early education; the experimental use of didactic strategies for language learning in early education.

Solved significant scientific problem consists in the elaboration of the pedagogical foundations regarding the design and the realization of the learning a foreign language in early childhood education, materialized in the Pedagogical Model of learning a foreign language in early education, the Conception, the optional Curriculum in the foreign language for the institutions of early education (at the age of 6-7 years) and demonstrated by the functionality the methodology of their implementation.

Theoretical significance of the research consists of: examining national and international educational policies and practices regarding language learning in early education; determining the psycho-pedagogical aspects regarding the optimal age of language learning; elaboration of the theoretical and praxiological foundations regarding the learning of a foreign language in early education; to argue the necessity of learning a foreign language starting with the preschool age in education in the Republic of Moldova; establishing the necessary conditions for the learning of a foreign language in early education; elaboration of the Concept, the pedagogical Model of learning a foreign language in early education; development of the national Curriculum by elaborating an optional Curriculum of learning a foreign language for children aged 6-7 years, formulating scientific conclusions.

Research applied value lies in pedagogical model design and validation of language learning in early education; design and implementation of optional curriculum learning French capitalized on early education stage; recovery plan-term program to learn French for the preparatory group; applying a system of learning activities of a foreign language in early childhood education; elaborate suggestions for curriculum designers start on learning a foreign language at the stage of early education; the recommendations practical use of the investigational results in initial training of teachers in early childhood education.

Research results implementation It was conducted in the experiment teaching through papers at national and international symposiums and conferences, as well as scientific studies in the institutional projects of the Institute of Educational Sciences.