According to Bertram and Pascal (2002), there are four dispositions that influence children’s learning as outlined below.
Being able to self-organize
Being able to self-regulate
Expressing curiosity through imagination, innovation and ideas
Expressing an interest in the world around them
Having the energy and ability to express a focus on activities and experiences with enthusiasm
Having the ability to bounce back from mistakes, failures or frustration while retaining control and a positive sense of spirit
Early learning outdoor play environments that have caring, inquisitive adults and are organized to provide children the freedom to explore, wonder, engage in and facilitate their own play episodes have more opportunities to learn about and develop positive dispositions.
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Using the comments box below, identify the types of dispositions you believe children in your environment experience. Are there any dispositions that you would like to change? If so, how might you make those changes?