Critical Issues in Forest Schools
Forest School continues to grow and develop, both in the UK and internationally. Literature and research in the field tend to document this growth, while this book takes a novel approach to the Forest school conversation, taking a critical look at the various tensions and difficulties that surround Forest School practice.
The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education
With the expertise of a body of international contributors from Australia, Canada, USA, UK, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy, Greece and Chile, this handbook explores key in-depth issues in quality Early Childhood Development and Education. Unlike previous publications in the discipline, this title combines research and practice to investigate emotional and social development, wellbeing and mental health, language, cultural environments, as well as the role of parents in a child's…
Child Centered Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage
Planning for learning in the EYFS is not a simple task. Planning can be daunting, time consuming and ineffective. It is easy to fall into the trap of planning for activities and topics, rather than planning for learning. Be better, more confident and effective at planning for learning in the EYFS with this book.
Learning Stories in Practice
This book provides practical advice for teachers who are embarking on a 'narrative assessments-for-learning' journey. Packed with a wide range of examples of real life learning stories, this practical guide shows you how to write stories that capture the magic and excitement of each young child's journey through the early years.
Professional Knowledge and Skills in the Early Years
This book examines the knowledge the early years workforce already have to the knowledge they will develop in their practical and theoretical training, including knowledge that cannot be described but is nonetheless important in guiding the daily work of the early years sector. This book seeks to identify, recognise and celebrate how those who work in early years education deliver best practice when working with young children.
Early Learning in the Digital Age
Digital practices are forging ahead in leaps and bounds. Examining digital practices in early childhood education, this book seeks to inform the discussion on how digital technologies are best integrated into play-based pedagogy, and demonstrates effective practices that enhance children’s learning and development. With a range of international contributors, perspectives, and case studies, the fusion of play and portable technology is explored through contemporary research.
Learning Threads for the EYFS
Learning Threads for the EYFS: Practical activities for 3-5 year olds offers practical ideas and guidance for activities through which all areas of the EYFS can be delivered. Each chapter presents a different Learning Thread. For each thread, the author details a number of activities, lists effective resources and explores opportunities for child initiated learning. The text demonstrates how the activities can be used whilst planning continuous provision, linking to the EYFS framework…
Early Childhood Studies
Early Childhood Studies will help students get to grips with the basics, learn from others, prepare for assignments and relate to practice. Student focused and designed to support critical thinking, this brand new textbook is mapped to early childhood degrees and is designed to cover the breadth and depth of content across the course.
Understanding and Using Educational Theories
This textbook gives readers a clear overview of a selection of the most influential thinkers on education in the last hundred years who have helped shape our views on teaching and learning. Each chapter includes: Practical examples showing how theories can be used to inform classroom teaching, Critiques of each theorist exploring opposing viewpoints and the strengths and weaknesses of different ideas, Reflective tasks inviting you to apply what you've read to your own educational…
Early Childhood Studies
Early Childhood Studies: A Student's Guide. Student focused and designed to support critical thinking, this brand new textbook is mapped to early childhood degrees and is designed to cover the breadth and depth of content across the course. Focused on seeing children in the context of the world they live in, it provides students with a range of perspectives and insights to help them understand the complexities of early childhood, develop their own critical ideas and apply theory to practice.
SAGE Early Years Masterclass
Whether you have an early years research project coming up or you’re simply interested in the idea of it here is a great place to start. In this SAGE Early Years Masterclass Kathy Brodie is in conversation with a range of experts in early years research readily asking the questions any first-timer will have on their mind. Invaluable CPD you can attend from the comfort of your home at your convenience. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from the masters of early years research.
Introducing Research in Early Childhood
“What a useful book for the beginner researcher! Offering a grounding in the different kinds of research conducted in the field of early childhood, this book’s inviting and accessible style will support the novice researcher, and the development of criticality in relation to research.” Laying the foundations to develop your confidence in talking about research & making links between theory and practice, this book will support you as you begin your research journey into the world of early…
Introducing Research in Early Childhood
What does the term ‘research’ in early childhood actually mean? What does research involve, and how do you go about doing it? This book explains exactly what ‘research’ is, providing you with a clear understanding of its importance to your early years or early childhood studies degree. Laying the foundations to develop your confidence in talking about research and making links between theory and practice, this book will support you as you begin your early years research.
5 things you should know about early communication, language and literacy is a free extract from Early Years Teaching and Learning. Covering all routes to early years teaching, it provides students and practitioners with everything they need to know to deliver outstanding Early Years practice. Relevant for experienced professionals teaching and leading practice in Early Years settings and schools, and anyone interested in helping Early Years children learn and develop.
Early Childhood Educational Research
Early Childhood educational research is a constantly evolving field. This book brings together Cathy Nutbrown’s considerable knowledge and expertise in the field, to deliver a comprehensive and critical overview of national and international research. The strengths of various types of research, and their influence on theory, policy and practice in Early Years Education, are identified along with new and emerging research areas, and anticipated future topics and patterns of research.
Here are some key things to remember about play from early years expert, Greg Bottrill. Whether an early years practitioner, trainee teacher or researcher of early childhood, these are some useful tips to help you accommodate play in your early years setting or classroom. They will help you understand the definition of play, as well as the importance of play to children in the early stages of development and the challenging role of the early years teacher. #EarlyYears #EY #EarlyChjldhood…