Early Childhoods’ Cooperative Behaviors through HighScope Learning Activities at Kindergarten Demonstration School


The objectives of this research were to study the trend of early childhood’s cooperative behaviors through HighScope learning activities which includes plan, do, review activities. The target group consist of 42 children, male and female, 5 - 6 years of age, in Kindergarten 2, the first semester of the 2019 academic year at Khon Kaen University Demonstration School. The research instruments consisted of lesson plans according to units of experience activities with plan, do, and review of children’s group works, and fieldnote for recording of behavior observation. Data of cooperative behaviors were analyses by framework of Holz (2013). The research results show that the children who participated in HighScope learning activities in group working with plan, do, and review for 1 semester have a post-cooperative behavior better than a pre-cooperative behavior. They have a tendency of cooperative behaviors at the end of the semester higher than at the beginning of the semester. They have social skills, can express ideas, can make choices and make decisions in cooperation. The responsibility as assigned, cooperating with each other within the group, can explore the feelings of friends and resolve conflicts in the group.

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Sudthiporn Chatathicoon, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Sampan Thinwiangthong, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Duangmanee Ya-amphan, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Vanvisa Somumjan, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Khosrow Jahanian, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2020
Stream: Learning Experiences

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