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Extending Thought In Young Children

Author : Chris Athey
ISBN : 1412921325
Genre : Education
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This second edition shows how teachers can advance professionally towards a greater knowledge of the young children’s thinking and learning.

Threads Of Thinking

Author : Cathy Nutbrown
ISBN : 1412910838
Genre : Psychology
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Written for early years practitioners who wish to support and develop children's thinking, Threads of Thinking, Third Edition, presents evidence of continuity and progression in young children's patterns of thinking and learning (schemas), and with detailed observations shows that they are able and active learners. The author reviews children's patterns of learning and thinking and demonstrates clearly how children learn in an active, dynamic and creative way, using examples of young children 'in action', illustrating their learning in areas of literacy, mathematics and science. This new edition presents observations of babies and toddlers, discusses how their early schematic development can be supported, and includes examples of children learning through creative experiences in the arts. Focusing attention on children's own learning agendas, this resource thoroughly reviews implications for curriculum, assessment and working with parents. This fully revised third edition includes abundant, detailed descriptions of children learning and discusses those observations in the light of our understanding about how children learn and how that influences early childhood teaching strategies.

Promoting Children S Learning From Birth To Five

Author : Angela Anning
ISBN : 9780335224043
Genre : Education
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This book supports early years professionals as they develop new practices to promote young children's learning. This edition successful focuses on literacy and mathematical development as key exemplars of promoting young children's learning, and considers new ways of working with parents, promoting inter-professional collaboration, and achieving sustainable, systematic change in children's services.

Readings For Reflective Teaching In Early Education

Author : Jennifer Colwell
ISBN : 9781472510914
Genre : Education
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Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education is a unique portable library of exceptional readings drawing together seminal extracts and contemporary literature from international sources from books and journals to support both initial study and extended career-long professionalism for early years practitioners. Introductions to each reading highlight the key issues explored and explain the status of classic works. This book, along with the core text and associated website, draw upon the work of Andrew Pollard, former Director of the TLRP, and the work of many years of accumulated understanding of generations of early years practitioners, primary school teachers and educationalists. Readings for Reflective Teaching in Early Education, the core text, Reflective Teaching in Early Education, and the website, provide a fully integrated set of resources promoting the expertise of early years professionals. The associated website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk offers supplementary resources including reflective activities, research briefings and advice on further readings. It also features a glossary of educational terms, links to useful websites and showcases examples of excellent research and practice. This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education.

The Child S Curriculum

Author : Colwyn Trevarthen
ISBN : 9780191064173
Genre : Psychology
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All children are born with emotional talent. But if left untended, those talents can wane during the first five years of life. Children are sensitive and social beings from birth, exhibiting an innate enthusiasm for communication that must be satisfied for healthy development. If their feelings, agency, and motivations are met with affection, if they are respected and nurtured, then children will respond creatively and that inherent desire for companionship will flourish. However, with the recent changes in political and educational systems, early years education has seen a decline in focus on the emotional wellbeing of children and the development of their creativity. Those systems need to adapt if educators are to bring out the best in our future generations. By nurturing creativity and emotional wellbeing in the first five years of life, long term social benefits can be wrought. The book focusses on children's readiness for learning. It addresses the natural joy explicit in children's early conversations and engagement with music and their development through play with both adults and other children. This kind of education allows children to develop their bodies and skills, accept and understand their feelings, build relationships, and progress both their imagination and their problem solving skills. In this way, play with others drives development. With contributors from the fields of psychological, educational, and political spheres, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned for the future of our children.

Early Childhood Education

Author : Cathy Nutbrown
ISBN : 9781446297902
Genre : Education
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This accessible introduction to the history of early childhood education emphasises the role of history and philosophy in early childhood practice today. Firmly grounded in current policy from across the UK, the text features a series of imagined conversations with key figures and pioneers, which exemplify various philosophical positions in early childhood. This second edition has been fully updated and revised in line with recent policy changes, and contains new and updated biographies of key pioneers as well as three brand new conversations with historical figures. The book is useful for a range of students of Early Childhood Education or History of Education, from first year undergraduates to PhD students. It will also be incredibly valuable to Early Years trainee teachers, practitioners and policy makers.

Young Children Learning Through Schemas

Author : Katey Mairs
ISBN : 9781136241291
Genre : Education
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Young Children Learning Through Schemas is a creative and highly engaging text that shows how young children can learn through exploring repeated patterns in their actions. With contributions from a range of practitioners, this book examines the philosophical approaches underpinning constructivism and includes a variety of case studies of small children in order to demonstrate the universal explorations we all engage in as human beings. This approach from the contributors, which involves presenting observations of one or two young children per chapter, is engaging, inspirational and yet rooted in every day practice. Chapters include a variety of observations of young children at home, in nursery and in groups with their parents or carers, which continue the dialogue about early years practice and the roles of families and professionals. Containing a wealth of illustrative photos, any practitioner researching or working in the area of Early Years education and care will find this book essential reading.

The Role Of The Adult In Early Years Settings

Author : Janet Rose
ISBN : 9780335242313
Genre : Education
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This book focuses on clarifying the adult role in early childhood education & care amongst new initiatives in the current context.

Understanding Children S Mathematical Graphics

Author : Elizabeth Carruthers
ISBN : 9780335240791
Genre : Education
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This book challenges traditional beliefs and practices of teaching 'written' mathematics in early childhood. It gives a theoretical underpinning and offers exciting insights and context to children's early mathematical thinking and in particular their mathematical graphics.

Supporting Early Mathematical Development

Author : Caroline McGrath
ISBN : 9781136998447
Genre : Education
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Supporting Early Mathematical Development is an essential text for current Early Years practitioners and students, offering an excellent blend of theory and practice that will enable you to provide successful mathematical education for children from birth to eight years old. Charting the delivery of mathematical development in Playgroups, Children's Centres, Nurseries and Primary Schools, it forges links between current practice and fundamental Early Years principles and makes suggestions for creating effective pedagogies in maths teaching. Promoting mathematical development through play-based learning, this book presents: a wealth of practical multi-sensory teaching strategies instructional methodologies activity ideas incorporating play, books, songs, cookery and the outdoors examples of children's work advice on translating theory into practice questions for reflective practice. Throughout the book, Caroline McGrath breaks down the complexity of teaching and learning mathematics into simple steps and guides readers through possible gaps in their knowledge, bringing fresh enthusiasm to teaching mathematics. This is an invaluable resource for practitioners and trainee teachers wishing to strengthen their mathematical teaching and professional practice, or for students on a wide range of Early Years courses.

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