What Is the Child-Centered Approach?

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The child-centered approach is an application within the field of child development that allows the child to make their own choices and establish their own ideas towards promoting competent communication and learning. The approach focuses on the concept of allowing more freedom to the child, giving them the ability to use their own individual approach.

This type of child development encourages kids to explore their interests and ask their own questions. It focuses on developing a child’s unique sense of creativity not just through artistic expression, but in how they learn new concepts and solve problems. The technique dictates that teachers, instead of telling the child exactly what they have to do, should observe more passively, giving the child the space to learn and grow in his or her own way.