The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners

An essential guide for the foundation degree and levels 4 and 5

Author: Lyn Trodd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317680715

Category: Education

Page: 522

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The Early Years Handbook for Students and Practitioners is a comprehensive and accessible course text for all students studying at levels 4 and 5, including on Foundation Degrees and Early Childhood Studies degrees. Designed and written by the Chair of the SEFDEY (Sector-Endorsed Foundation Degree in Early Years) Network and a team of expert contributors, this book covers the essential skills, knowledge and understanding you need to become an inspiring and effective early years practitioner. Divided into four parts: The Student-Practitioner-Professional; The Learning and Development of Children 0-5; The Child, Family and Society; and The Senior Practitioner-Professional, the book covers all aspects of working with young children and engages you with theory that is explicitly linked to your practice. Throughout there is a strong emphasis on supporting your transition to undergraduate study, developing your academic skills and encouraging you to be an active learner. In every chapter, the book seeks to help you develop your professional identity and features: Activities to help you to reflect on your own practice ‘Provocations’ to promote discussion and debate Case study examples and photographs to illustrate key points ‘From Research to Practice’ boxes outlining key research in the field and implications for practice. The book is supported by a companion website featuring, for students, links to useful websites and video material, and an interactive flashcard glossary. Online support for lecturers includes ideas for tasks and activities to use in class and the diagrams and images in the book available to download.
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Child Centred Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Author: Jo McEvoy,Samantha McMahon

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526482622

Category: Education

Page: 184

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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. *Explore the wider context of children's learning *Make professional, informed decisions to support all children *Use statutory and non-statutory guidance appropriately *Be responsive to children's individual needs *Capitalize on learning opportunities as they arise *Be an advocate for child-centred planning
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Multiple Early Childhood Identities

Author: Andi Salamon,Angela Chng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429814836

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Recognising multiple cultural, ethical and geographical influences which impact on the development of a child’s identity, this insightful text explores the role of early childhood practitioners and settings in nurturing and navigating the child’s sense of being and belonging. Multiple Early Childhood Identies confronts the diverse factors which influence early identity-formation to emphasise the child’s understanding of self, outsiders’ projections and the messages communicated by educators, family members and the wider community as critical to a child’s identity and wellbeing. Written to provoke group discussion and extend thinking, this text also provides opportunities for international comparison, points for reflection and editorial provocations and will help students engage critically with the concept of identity-formation and influencing factors. Chapters are divided into four key sections which reflect major influences on practice and pedagogy: Being alongside children Those who educate Embedding families and communities Working with systems Offering in-depth discussion of the diverse perspectives, experiences and practices which impact on the formation of the child’s identity, this text will enhance understanding, support self-directed learning and provoke and transform thinking at both graduate and postgraduate levels, particularly in the field of early childhood education and care, for students, educators, integrated service providers and policy makers.
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Teaching Assistant's Handbook for Level 2

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Author: Teena Kamen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444170406

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This textbook will be the perfect companion to you if you are taking a qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools at level 2, whether that is the Award in Support Work in Schools, Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, or Certificate in Supporting the Wider Curriculum. Teaching Assistant's Handbook for Level 2, offers you a comprehensive and practical guide to supporting the development of children and young people in a variety of educational settings, including primary, secondary and special schools as well as extended schools. The tasks included will develop your personal and professional skill as well as key tasks which will contribute to your assesment. This new edition in updated in line with the revisions made to the specification following the implementation of the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework in 2010, and now mirrors the structure of the units that make up the various Level 2 qualifications.
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Professionalism in the Early Years

Author: Linda Miller,Carrie Cable

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Early childhood education

Page: 184

View: 1967

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Ensure you are not left behind as professionalism in the Early Years sector becomes more more valued than ever before. Professor Nutbrown's review of the Early Years sector demands ever higher levels of professionalism and builds on previous initiatives such as Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). Gain insight into what this means and how it can be achieved with this unique textbook that covers all aspects of professionalism Student-friendly, accessible and authoritative, this is the ideal core reader for all those embarking on their professional development within the Early Years sector. - The only book of its kind covering professionalism in Early Years. - Written by national and international authorities in the field, all of whom are involved in teaching, training and research or at policy level. - Covers a wide range of issues including: routes to professionalism; policy developments; multi-professional collaboration and multi-agency working; international perspectives; rethinking professionalism; key themes and issues within the Early Years workforce.
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Career Guidance A Handbook for Policy Makers

A Handbook for Policy Makers

Author: OECD,The European Commission

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264015213

Category:

Page: 84

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This joint publication of the OECD and the EU gives policy makers practical tools to tackle weaknesses in many countries' career guidance systems including limited access, particularly for adults; failure to develop career management skills; inappropriate training; and poor service coordination.
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