Developing Your Portfolio – Enhancing Your Learning and Showing Your Stuff

A Guide for the Early Childhood Student Or Professional

Author: Marianne Jones,Marilyn Shelton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136853642

Category: Education

Page: 184

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"Portfolios aren't just for documenting the work of young children--they can also be powerful resources for early childhood educators' professional preparation and development, from evaluating one's classroom practice to showcasing skills and accomplishments. Veteran teacher educators Marianne Jones and Marilyn Shelton provide practical and comprehensive guidance on developing a portfolio specific to the needs of pre- and in-service teachers of young children. This updated new edition features: - A flexible and friendly approach that guides students at varying levels of experience through the portfolio process. - New material on portfolio planning and organization and additional coverage on writing rationales and captions - A companion website with additional instructor and student resources such as guides for activities, PowerPoint slides, printable templates, questions to ponder, and worksheets for improving students' portfolio skills. Both theoretical and practical, this valuable resource addresses issues and mechanics related to process and product, instruction and guidance techniques, the role of reflection, and assessment strategies. With concrete examples, rubrics, tips, and exercises, this book provides a step-by-step guide to creating a professional teaching portfolio"--Provided by publisher.
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Developing Your Portfolio

Enhancing Your Learning and Showing Your Stuff : a Guide for the Early Childhood Student Or Professional

Author: Marianne E. Jones,Marilyn R. Shelton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415951173

Category: Education

Page: 132

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Provides information for early childhood teachers on how to develop a portfolio.
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The Early Years Reflective Practice Handbook

Author: Avril Brock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136302670

Category: Education

Page: 404

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What do early childhood practitioners need to know about reflection and reflective practice? Ongoing reforms in early childhood care and education social policy affect all aspects of young children’s and their families’ lives. Decisions are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is a need for those working in the field of Early Years to consolidate and reflect on their knowledge and practice, building on what they already know. This timely new book aims to support reflective practice for those working with young children in everyday work and in the wider political context, whatever their professional role and whatever level of qualification they hold. It takes a fresh look at a breadth of issues relating to early childhood care and education reflecting on policy, knowledge and practice. Incorporating practical reflection activities, case studies, exemplar scenarios and questions in each chapter the book considers: policy developments and how these have affected young children and their families issues around socio-culturalism, language, ethnicity, disposition, gender, inclusion and socio-economics when working with families learning through play and the notions of quality, observation and assessment and continuity contemporary issues that practitioners and students on placement may encounter in their everyday work deepening reflective thinking and practice through ongoing and continuing professional development. With practical guidance to help the reader reflect on their own practice, this text offers invaluable support to early years practitioners looking to develop their career and achieving higher qualification at both undergraduate and at Master’s level. The book is a must for students on early years courses including early childhood studies, initial teacher training and early years teacher status.
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Infants and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching

Author: Terri Swim,Linda Watson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495807869

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 528

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A well-established reference, INFANTS AND TODDLERS: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING, 7TH EDITION, presents a child-centered approach for the child care provider called conscious care giving. This important and well-rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in any child care setting. Reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life, the book emphasizes the child’s growth and development, helping readers discover how they can best and most effectively influence that development. Overviews of key child care philosophies as they relate to the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement are presented along with case studies and personal perspectives of child care professionals, helping readers translate theory into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Early Childhood Education, Birth-8

The World of Children, Families, and Educators

Author: Amy Driscoll,Nancy G. Nagel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205536047

Category: Education

Page: 467

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Through case studies, theory and journal reflection activities, students learn to integrate new concepts and best practices for young children with their own experiences.
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The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma, Revised Second Edition

Author: Lorraine Walker

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Australia

ISBN: 1760423211

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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This revised edition of the best-selling The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma aligns with the recent revised National Quality Standards in 2017 (NQS) and CHC50113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and covers all core units and a range of popular electives, including three new units. It provides a practical introduction to the responsibilities of a Certificate III-trained educator and links to the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard (NQS). The resource has been fully updated in response to new releases of the training package and changes to industry regulations and practices. KEY FEATURES * Fully updated content aligns to Release 4 of CHC30113 * Three new units covered * Revised NQS references, to the links provided in the 2e text, are provided online under content updates * Highly qualified and experienced author team * Options for blended or completely online learning.
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Infants & toddlers

curriculum and teaching

Author: Linda Douville-Watson,Terri Swim

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: 9781418016623

Category: Education

Page: 471

View: 6052

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Infant and Toddlers: Curriculum and Teaching, 6e is the well established reference that takes a child-centered approach for the childcare provider called conscious care giving. This important and well rounded approach encourages a sense of empowerment and focuses on the respectful, purposeful, and careful handling of children in a childcare setting. The book is reader friendly, realistic, and easily applicable to real life. The 6th edition is updated with the latest information including new references and quotes as well as new brain research relevant to the first 36 months of life. There are case studies included, and the book also addresses the specific practices related to special needs children and children of different cultures. There are many key childcare philosophies addressed including that of the child, the caregiver, and parent involvement. The book provides an emphasis on the child?s growth and development, and helps the reader to discover how they can best and most effectively influence that development within the child. This book provides the best information regarding the skills necessary to provide high quality care for infants and toddlers in any setting.
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Exploring Your Role

An Introduction to Early Childhood Education

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo,Joan Packer Isenberg

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 519

View: 4866

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This book frames content in a way that defines the “what, why, and how†of becoming an early childhood educator. It prepares readers for the variety of roles (advocate, facilitator, planner, mediator, etc.) they must assume in working with children, parents, colleagues, principals, administrators, and the community at large. Its innovative coverage focuses on helping readers fulfill these roles in a caring, competent, knowledgeable manner, through case studies and numerous opportunities for reflection.Organized around the twelve essential roles and responsibilities of effective early childhood educators as delineated by the NAEYC Guidelines for Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals (2000),coverage includes demographic changes in families, advances in psychology, political influences, cultural diversity, and issues of inclusion.For future teachers of children from birth to age 8.
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