REFLECTION ON A COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTY (BARRIERS (AGE (Language level,…
REFLECTION ON A COMMUNICATION DIFFICULTY
How children express emotion through language
A variety of equipment
The knowledge of culture and ones society greatly impacts the way that individuals communicate.
"R.N' didn't know what a wok was
'E.L' didn't know what a coffee machine was
'E.L' counting in Thai
'E.L' very shy and quiet
'R.N' frustrated that 'E.L' is using 'made up' words
Making sounds : beeping oven, stirring pot, coffee machine
Touching arm to gain attention
Resorting to non-verbal communication due to language barrier
Louder/quieter when misunderstood
Clearer and simpler wording of instructions
Bridging Thai and English
Mime: cooking, stirring pots
BELIEFS AND VALUES
I assumed that the children knew what each of the appliances were
My teaching philosophy lead me to assume that the students needed to be allowed agency to interact with one another with only minimal guidance from an adult
'R.N' stereotyped as an un-empathetic child was very good at communicating with 'E.L' even when they didn't understand eachother
'mums make the food, dads make the coffee'
That 'E.L' didn't want to play because she wasn't outwardly as enthusiastic as 'R.N'
They could distinguish cultural differences (that I am Caucasian like 'R.N')
I perceived them to be natural learners that want to know about each other and their environment.
one loud child, one quiet child
not much room to move
not much room to expand on play or invite others
Quiet versus loud
Thai versus Caucasian.
kneeling and sitting to combat height difference
Girl 'E.L' 3 years old, Thai
Boy 'R.N' 3 years old, Caucasian
Indoors (preschool classroom)
Imaginative Play: coffee shop
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